Mrs H had recent back pain, for which she was admitted to hospital unnecessarily. After a going through a few small tests (bloods, blood pressure etc) she was sent home.
Mrs H has a very small living space. Essentially confined to one room she has taken to her bed due to the pain. This means she is very vulnerable to health and social deterioration which could result in future hospital admissions for longer periods.
Mrs H’s GP referred her for rehabilitation but due to the space limits she could not undertake this at home as would usually have been the case. Therefore, as she was a vulnerable patient likely to be admitted in future, she was referred to the CHOC multi-displinary team.
Mrs H’s team consisted of: community nursing, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, GP and a consultant Geriatrician
By having staff from multiple agencies in the same room at the same time Mrs H was able to be admitted to the local community hospital quickly so that she could undergo rehabilitation in a suitable environment.