Community services are health services provided in clinics and in people's homes rather than as in-patient in hospital.
First Community provide a wide range of services based in the local community, such as in your own home, in a community hospital, nursing home bed or in a clinic setting. We provide multi-speciality teams including specialist nursing for long-term conditions and therapies.
Specialist practitioners who head up a team of community nurses and health care assistants working with patients and their families with acute, complex and end-of-life needs to maximise their health and wellbeing.
As part of our responsive services, the Intermediate Care Team provide short-term nursing and therapy intervention during an episode of ill health, to prevent acute hospital admission when the patients can safely be supported at home or to support hospital discharge.
Our Mental Health Nurse Advisors are available Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm. Patients can be referred to the service if they have an active physical health need which is being addressed by a service within First Community, and they must remain active on the caseload in order to receive support.
Assesses patients who have a weakness or deformity in a part of the body as a result of a long term condition to see if provision of an orthotic appliance e.g. splints, braces, caliper would help improve mobility and support the affected area.
Assessment and treatment of a range of foot problems for patients in particular risk of complications resulting from conditions such as diabetes, arthritic conditions, rheumatoid arthritis and any vascular disease.
Assessment, investigations (such as blood tests and X-Rays) and treatments to prevent you being sent to an emergency department of a main hospital or spell in hospital for treatment such as a blood transfusion.