Improving rehabilitation, reablement and recovery services (the ‘3Rs’ programme)

Date: 26 Nov 2015

Category: Services

Plans to improve South Gloucestershire’s rehabilitation, reablement and recovery services (the ‘3Rs’ programme) are on track to be finalised by March 2016, the CCG’s Governing Body heard today (25 November.)

The CCG is working closely with its partners South Gloucestershire Council, North Bristol NHS Trust and Sirona care & health CIC to implement a new model of care for the 3Rs designed to meet the needs of South Gloucestershire’s growing and ageing population. The new model focuses in particular on helping elderly residents to remain independent and living in their own homes for as long as possible.

To support this, the CCG has worked with its partners over the last 18 months to enhance and expand community-based rehabilitation and reablement services.

For those people who may require a period of more intensive rehabilitation support following discharge from hospital, the model of care also includes dedicated community rehabilitation beds. These beds are already been provided from a number of existing facilities and the CCG is working with partner organisations to agree plans for new, purpose-built accommodation to provide these beds in the long term.

An update report received at today’s CCG Governing Body includes an outline of emerging plans to provide NHS community rehabilitation beds alongside nursing home beds in new facilities to be developed on land at the Frenchay Hospital and Thornbury Hospital sites. The plans also include proposals for new ‘extra care’ housing.

The CCG is continuing to work with its partners to finalise the details of these proposals and establish that they are affordable and will meet the long term requirements for services. This detailed work remains on track to be completed by March 2016, and members of the public will have further opportunities to see and comment on the plans before they are finalised.