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Proactive Care service wins regional award
22 January 2016

Coastal Proactive Care service wins regional award – improving out of hospital services for older people

Proactive Care, the West Sussex joined up service across the NHS and social care, won the Improving out of Hospital Services for Older People Award at the prestigious Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network Expo and Awards 2016.

The award went to our Coastal West Sussex Proactive Care service which consists of thirteen local teams. We are the lead provider of this service which is multi-agency and multidisciplinary.

Proactive Care supports people who have a long-term condition and/or the frail elderly. They support people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital. By working together with GPs and a range of health and social care providers, Proactive Care identifies, plans and cares for the whole needs of each patient to provide personalised care. The service works closely with carers and families and is dedicated to providing excellent care out of hospital.

Jane Mules, our Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Adult Services Coastal Locality, said: “We’re delighted to have won this award on behalf of all the staff who work in Proactive Care. The vision of proactive care is simple – to provide seamless care to people so they can remain in their own homes for longer, where most people prefer to be. The teams pool resources in order to provide better patient care and to support the wider health and care system to manage the increasing demand for services with a growing, elderly population.”

Further information about Proactive Care is available online: www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/pc