Mark McGlade [Chair of the Budleigh PPG; Member of the WEB Health & Social Care Team; Board Member of the DCC Devon Dementia Care & Support Partnership; Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care, Budleigh] stated that 25% of patients at the RD&E Hospital suffer from dementia and yet their home-care is often unclear at discharge – however, the new CCG should enable the NHS and Social Services to work together, with the nationwide Dementia-Friendly towns campaign gathering pace following Torbay in 2009 and the example of Budleigh hospital becoming a a ‘Community Hub’ with an emphasis on well-being.
Mark McGlade concluded by saying that the CCGs presented an opportunity to build services; it was clear that the CCG and Commissioners wanted to reach out to the patient groups and engage on how to spend public funds.
Futures Forum: The Future for Heath in Sidmouth: event Tuesday 26th November: agenda
Here is a cutting from the Express Journal of 26th September:
Home - Exmouth Journal
Futures Forum: Torbay: Dementia-friendly town... and the world: UK to host G8 Dementia Summit on 11th December
Futures Forum: Sidmouth: Dementia-friendly town... or 'God's waiting room'...
Futures Forum: Caring for the elderly: providing care at home
Here is the latest from 11th November about plans to create a 'health hub' around the cottage hospital:
Doctors move ahead with hospital health hub plan
NHS bosses have agreed to go ahead with plans to turn Budleigh Salterton Hospital into a community health hub.
Doctors move ahead with hospital health hub plan - News - Exmouth Journal
And the same story from a very useful source of information on health, Healthwatch Devon:
Local people in Budleigh Salterton asked for their opinion on new town health and wellbeing hub
Another story from 2nd December about how
"The NHS is pushing ahead with plans to turn the hospital into a community health hub, which would offer a range of services including specialist care for the elderly..."
Council plans for hospital transport - News - Exmouth Journal
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