Notts investment to prevent older people returning to hospital

Posted on 25 February 2011

Older people in Nottinghamshire, who may be considering ways to pay for care, will benefit from a £3 million investment in services for those leaving hospital.

BBC News reports that Nottinghamshire County Council will spend the cash on occupational and physical therapy, as well as providing mobility support and mental health services.

It is part of a scheme to prevent older people from being readmitted to hospital within a month of being discharged, which hospitals may be charged for from next year.

"We are working hard to look at how we can spend that money wisely to prevent unnecessary admissions and equally to make sure we help people move out of hospital in a timely and safe manner," service director for older people David Hamilton.

Meanwhile, those choosing a care home in Lincolnshire were recently saddened by the news that six elderly day care centres are to shut in Grantham, according to BBC News.

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