CAROLINE COMMENDS COMMUNITY CARE FUNDING

“It is vital to ensure that people can get the care that they need in the comfort of their own homes. I welcome the announcement made today that will relieve pressure off our precious NHS.” Caroline Dinenage MP.

Last  week the Health Secretary has announced £3.5 billion will be given to primary and community healthcare to enable people to access the care they need from home. The money will fund 24/7 community-based rapid response teams and urgent care that will support residents in homes, providing a high-quality alternative to hospital visits.

The announcement is part of the Government’s Long Term Plan for the NHS to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the national healthcare service.

Caroline commented:

“In recent years our NHS has been faced with increasing pressure, with resources and staff strained by factors such as ageing populations. In Gosport alone it is estimated over 18 000 residents are over 60 years old. As many of a third of people stay in hospital longer than they need to as they cannot get treatment close to where they live. This funding is essential to help relieve our hard working NHS staff from long visits that can be achieved in the comfort of residents own homes.”