27-28 NOVEMBER 2024


Embedding Single-Handed Care practice in the NHS for discharge

22 Nov 2023
Theatre 1

Historically the focus of Single-Handed care has been delivered by the community review teams with the aim of reducing care packages. Harrison in 2018 explored and realised the positive effects that SHC being carried out in the community had on patient flow in acute hospitals. This information fed into a theory that therapists across the whole system of Health and Social Care could work together and carryout hospital discharges using the SHC approach. As the sum of the whole was always going to be greater than working in a silo.

Southampton acute hospital have explored how this approach can be used for discharge The presentation will take you through the journey of Southampton Hospital, it will be delivered from three different angles with two presenters. Deborah Harrison: What is happening nationally and bringing interested individuals together using whatsApp. Hannah Foxley Southampton NHS acute: what their journey looked like, lessons learnt and what they would do differently.

Deborah Harrison, Managing Director - A1 Risk Solutions
Hannah Foxley, Single Handed Care Lead - University Hospital Southampton

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