Nottinghamshire County Council wins share of £1.4m funding to support Bassetlaw A and E staff

Monday September 24th, 2018

Nottinghamshire County Council has been awarded NHS Digital funding to help Bassetlaw hospitals staff access up-to-date social care information at the touch of a button to reduce unnecessary admissions. Government Opportunities

The £82,800 of funding will be used to develop IT technology to allow Accident and Emergency staff at Bassetlaw and Doncaster Hospitals to make swifter and more informed decisions about admitting or discharging people who visit their hospital.

The only way health staff can currently access social care information is by contacting County Council social workers during office hours or rely on what patients or their carers inform them.

The County Council is one of three councils to receive the grant and the funding will cover Bassetlaw Hospital, Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Montagu Hospital in Mexborough.

Councillor Stuart Wallace, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee, said:

“All health and social care organisations are managing increased demand for services as people are living longer, often with multiple long-term health conditions.

This funding will ensure A and E departments supporting Bassetlaw residents have accessible real-time social care information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing them to focus on the treatment of patients.”

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