Wiltshire Health and Care now providing community healthcare in Wiltshire

Posted: July 1, 2016

New partnership launched today

An exciting new chapter for healthcare in Wiltshire begins today with the launch of a new partnership, Wiltshire Health and Care.

From 1 July, Wiltshire Health and Care will provide community healthcare services for adults in Wiltshire, after being selected by Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as their chosen provider for at least the next five years.

Wiltshire Health and Care is a new partnership formed between Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

Community healthcare services for adults in Wiltshire have been provided solely by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the past five years. The new partnership was formed with a view to offering patients a wider range of healthcare services in the community and a more joined up experience of care closer to home.

Patients will continue to see the same familiar healthcare professionals and their care will continue in the same place. Their healthcare records will transfer to Wiltshire Health and Care on 1 July.

Wiltshire Health and Care will provide a range of community services both within people's homes and from a wide range of locations across Wiltshire, including community hospitals, health centres and other community locations.

Its core services include four community wards, two minor injury units, community nursing and therapy services. Other services include support for people with learning disabilities, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, stroke rehabilitation, podiatry, dietetics, diabetes, continence, orthotics,  tissue viability and lymphoedema, neurological and wheelchair services.

For further information about Wiltshire Health and Care visit www.wiltshirehealthandcare.nhs.uk.
  
Wiltshire Health and Care can be contacted by phone on 01249 456565 or email ask.wiltshirehealthandcare@nhs.net

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