Community service expansion
The expansion of our community nursing teams this year is progressing extremely well and we have now recruited to 90% of the posts.
So far this year an additional 14 nurses and health care assistants and six social workers and family support workers have joined us to provide end-of-life care and support at home for people in our Barnet, Enfield & Haringey communities.
The gradual extension of our community nursing staff also includes extending the core hours we are able to see patients and families from 8am – 8pm over time.
This expansion is possible thanks to an increase in NHS funding and is enabling a greater number of people to be cared for in their home, avoiding inappropriate and often unnecessary hospital admissions where possible.
Referrals will be accepted from health and social care professionals in all settings and will be triaged on the same day wherever possible.