New community teams help thousands to receive urgent care at home

People across Sussex are being given the chance to live independently for longer with the help of urgent community response healthcare teams.

The teams enable people who might otherwise need an ambulance or treatment in A&E to receive medical support care in their own homes.

Older people and adults with complex health needs who urgently need care can get access to a range of health and social care professionals within two hours. This includes access to physiotherapy and occupational therapy, medication prescribing and reviews, and help with staying well-fed and hydrated.

The teams have already prevented thousands of people from having to go for a stay in hospital and provided support to people when they have left hospital.