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.
|7.00pm to 9.00pm||Braintree Baptist Church, Coggeshall Road, Blyths Meadow, Braintree, CM7 9DP|
|Tuesday 7th November||7.00pm to 8.30pm||The Plume Academy (Main Hall), Fambridge Road,|
Maldon, CM9 6AB
|Tuesday 14th November||6.30pm to 8.00pm||Chapter House (Main Hall), Cathedral Walk, |
Chelmsford, CM1 1NX
|Wednesday 15th November||1.30pm to 3.00pm||Braintree Town Hall, Market Place, |
Braintree, CM7 3YG
|Wednesday 22nd November||7.00pm to 8.30pm||Club 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:
|10.00am to 3.00pm||Main Atrium, Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7ET|
|Wednesday 22nd November||10.00am to 3.00pm||Main Atrium, Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7ET|
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com.