Whilst I have stepped back as Chair of Honiton Hospital & Community League of Friends I have remained active in supporting Community Hospitals across the UK through my life membership of the Community Hospitals Association [CHA].
It was my humble privilege to be invited by CHA to Chair a specialist high level Advisory Group for a seminal project looking at how Community Hospitals across the UK adapted to serve their communities through the pandemic and pulling out from this what best practices continue to have a positive impact in the way we use these hospitals spread throughout the UK.
If you have time to read the documents attached you will see how Community Hospitals and the staff working from them had the flexibility to step up in a crisis, be creative in addressing the changing needs of the population and be valuable assets for the wider NHS areas they sit in.
The project findings are being launched nationally today and will be disseminated at all levels. Ann Keen, Nursing Advisor to Sir Kier Starmer, was a member of the Advisory Group and will be sharing it with her senior Party Members in Westminster.
Community Hospitals Q Study Advisory Group
Community Hospitals: Embedding COVID-19 positive impact changes through shared learning.