Enhancing the care of older people in the community
Jacqueline Metcalfe Consultant nurse for older people, North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust and North Hampshire Primary Care Trust
This article describes a pilot project that aimed to enhance the care of older people who dialled 999 but did not require hospital admission. The project demonstrated how intermediate care teams and the ambulance service worked in partnership to avoid unnecessary hospital admission and to improve health and social care services for this patient group.
Nursing Standard. 21, 7, 35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.10.21.7.35.c6360Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review