Home First Consultation

In 2018, the CCG will be starting a Home First service that will offer more people the opportunity to rehabilitate and recover at home with support from healthcare professionals like physiotherapists and nurses.

If the option of going home from hospital is not right for the patients, other places in the community can be offered including an enhanced nursing home or community hospital beds.

At the same time as starting a Home First service, the CCG will also make some changes to the way surgical theatres and beds are used at Braintree Community Hospital. We will be looking to provide Orthopaedic surgery at the hospital and change the way beds are used on Courtauld ward to support this surgery.

Over the next 10 weeks, the CCG hopes to talk to local communities and groups about Home First and the changes to Braintree Community Hospital.

As part of Home First, we’re looking to identify six beds in nursing homes for patients coming out of hospital as well as making sure our community services can provide medical and therapy support.

We’ve planned some events across mid Essex to give you more information about Home First and get you involved in a discussion about care and what matters most.

DateTimeVenue
Tuesday 17th
October
7.00pm to 9.00pmBraintree Baptist Church, Coggeshall Road, Blyths Meadow, Braintree, CM7 9DP
Tuesday 7th November7.00pm to 8.30pmThe Plume Academy (Main Hall), Fambridge Road,
Maldon, CM9 6AB
Tuesday 14th November6.30pm to 8.00pmChapter House (Main Hall), Cathedral Walk, 
Chelmsford, CM1 1NX
Wednesday 15th November1.30pm to 3.00pmBraintree Town Hall, Market Place, 
Braintree, CM7 3YG
Wednesday 22nd November7.00pm to 8.30pmClub Woodham, 5-7 Baron Road, 
South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5XQ

Drop in sessions

You can also find out more at one of our informal drop-in sessions. Call in for a chat during the hours specified below:

DateTimeVenue
Monday 23rd
October
10.00am to 3.00pmMain Atrium, Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7ET
Wednesday 22nd November10.00am to 3.00pmMain Atrium, Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7ET

Alternatively, you can read more about our planned changes in our Home First booklet and give feedback via our online survey.

If you have any questions or would like to request a meeting for your community group, please contact Rachel Harkes, Head of Communications and Engagement on 01245 459 414 or email MECCG.ppe@nhs.net.

If you have any questions or would like to request a meeting, please contact Rachel Harkes, Head of Communications and Engagement on 01245 459 414 or email MECCG.ppe@nhs.net