The Rapid Asseswment and Intervention Team (RAIT) is an integrated multi-disciplinary community team providing a rapid assessment service at the interface between primary and secondary care.
The team includes nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers. The team also includes an admission avoidance nurse for care homes; there is currently one in post based at Worthing and one to be recruited at St Richard's.
Patients accepted by RAIT will be experiencing an acute alteration in their physical wellbeing or social circumstance which, without the input of this service, would result in an acute hospital admission.The Rapid Assessment Team is part of the One Call / One Team service.
The Rapid Assessment & Intervention Team are available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week