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25.02.2020

New Integrated Frailty Service launches in Halton

Patients referred into the  Halton Integrated Fraility Service (HIFS) will undergo a comprehensive, holistic assessment, designed to keep them independent both at home or in their community care setting for longer whilst maintaining  their quality of life.
 
The service launched on the 24 February and is staffed by a specialist team, delivering patient centred care to people aged over 65 with declining health.
 
The team will provide an acute assessment within two hours, for older people in the community who are at risk of hospital admission, in addition they will offer a 72 hour response to provide a specialist assessment of complex frail and multi-morbid patients to help prevent crisis and promote wellbeing.
 
Referral into this service can be made through GP’s and other Health Professionals, Social Services, Voluntary Agencies and self-referral (if previously seen by the service).
 
For more information contact the HIFS on 0151 495 5291, email bchft.hifs@nhs.net or alternatively visit the frailty page; http://bridgewater.nhs.uk/halton/integrated-frailty-service-halton/