Care home to emergency care transfers


People living in care homes are sometimes taken urgently to hospital when they could be treated safely in the community, which can cause problems for them and health services. In this stakeholder engagement project, we’ll consult with residents in two residential care homes and their families about their experiences and what more could be done to make sure people only go to hospital when they need to. We’ll also ask staff what they think, such as care home workers, GPs, paramedics and A&E clinicians.

We aim to produce a prioritised list of recommendations for future research that will ensure it’s based on the needs of the people it affects, as well as summarising stakeholders’ reflections and ideas about the issue.

The project is scheduled to end by September 2024 and we’re currently seeking care homes to be involved.


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