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Home First Strategy Development Stakeholder Events
There’s no place like home
Like many other parts of the country, delayed discharge remains an issue in Fife and means patients are often required to remain in hospital for a period of time after they are medically fit for discharge. This is not in the best interest of the patients involved and adds to the significant pressures on hospital beds during periods of peak demand, and detrimentally affects patient flow through the health and social care system.
The Home First Strategy is being developed in Fife with the aim of transforming the discharge process. This Strategy is being led by the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership with the support of NHS Fife, Fife Council, and local partner agencies.
The vision is that: "Everyone in Fife is able to live longer, healthier lives at home, or in a homely setting." A key objective is to have a single point of access in the community.
The Strategy aims to:
Improve integration between NHS Fife, Fife Council and the Health and Social Care Partnership Services, to ensure the flow of patients from a hospital environment to a homely setting is safe, faster, with the person at the centre of all decisions
Help prevent hospital admissions by anticipating need and supporting self-management
Ensures data will lead the planning and commission of services
As the new Home First Strategy is being developed, the views and experiences of those involved in the discharge process are essential to helping us get things right.
Partners want to hear the views of local stakeholders on how they should look to redesign the system that is fit to meet the needs of local people both now and in the future, while ensuring that patients remain at the centre of everything we do.
A number of stakeholder events are scheduled. Please select the group that most suits your role then click the link to book your space and remember to SAVE THE DATE!
Once you have booked a place, you will be sent some pre-reading information by e-mail to help you interact in the focus group session. Your support in forwarding on and encouragement to staff teams to book a place and participate in these events is much appreciated. Please see this information leaflet for forwarding on to your teams. There is a link within the leaflet with dates and times to book onto relevant workshops.