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.
The Intermediate Care Team is part of our responsive services who provide short-term nursing and therapy intervention during an episode of ill health, to prevent acute hospital admission when you can safely be supported at home or to support hospital discharge.
If you are aged over 18 you may be referred to the service if you have an active physical health need and receiving regular care from another First Community service, and you must continue to be seen by that service 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.