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Hemsworth Park selected for Wakefield Vanguard projects

Hemsworth Park Care Home in Pontefract have been selected to take part in the Wakefield Vanguard projects launched by NHS England to help promote and develop pioneering new models of care.

There are two projects in the initiative which both aim to resolve different issues – the first to tackle loneliness and fragmented care by joining up services for older people. The second to develop ‘multi-speciality community provider’ – a new type of organisation that is registered to provide a wide range of health and social care services to people in the local community.

Hemsworth Park will be involved in tackling the fragmentation of care. There can be a high number of GPs used for just one home; the vanguard project will help reduce this number to minimise the fragmentation, save confusion and other issues that arise. The focus will be completely on the needs of residents and also the home as a whole but will in turn make life easier for employees at the home as they will know exactly who to contact and who is going to be able to assist much more efficiently.

Joy Allen, Home Manager, told us “The Vanguard project is designed to integrate care between the NHS, acute care sector and the private health care sector, and improve communication between each of these”.

All information about the project can be seen here – Vanguard Projects.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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