Moving healthcare closer to home: case study: Older People’s Assessment and Liaison (OPAL) Service: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Author:
MONITOR
Publisher:
Monitor
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
4
Place of publication:
London

This is one of a suite of case studies designed to increase awareness of schemes to move healthcare closer to home. The Older People’s Assessment and Liaison (OPAL) Service at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ensures that older people presenting at the trust’s A&E receive comprehensive clinical assessment and care planning from a consultant geriatrician. An important feature is the OPAL consultants’ close working with the integrated discharge team to facilitate supported discharge and recovery at home. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
older people, hospital discharge, integrated care, community care, care planning, emergency health services, assessment, case studies;
Content type:
practice example
Location(s):
England
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