Health care in Bexley set to change as council partners up with NHS trust

PUBLISHED: 11:42 21 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:42 21 October 2016

Bexley Council offices

Bexley Council offices


It aims to create a ‘more joined up and efficient health and social care’

The introduction of of a new care plan could see hospital admissions drop, the council hopes.

‘Bexley Care’ will see the borough council join up with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental and physical health services.

In a bid to create a more efficient health care system, Bexley Care aims to improve patients and carers experiences when using the NHS.

“Staff have been involved in the project right from the start and are co-designing the new service” explained Brad Smith, cabinet member for adults’ services.

He added: “Their knowledge, experience and support are key to the success of the project.”

Helen Smith, deputy chief executive at Oxleas NHS said: “We know from what local people tell us, that when they need care, they want it delivered close to home. Bexley Care is about ensuring that we bring our services together to meet those needs.”

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