Chair David Walker reviews topics at the Nov 26 Trust Board Meeting

Planning for the post-Covid era and ambitions for improved community care

Chair David Walker reviews topics at the Nov 26 Trust Board Meeting

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is continuing to hold online board meetings that can be attended by the public via a digital link.

David Walker, Chair of the Trust, has made this short video to explain some of the key topics discussed at the November 26 meeting.

He revealed much of the meeting was Covid focused and how the Trust is planning for the post-Covid

He said: “One positive development in recent months has been our ability to recruit staff, but we’ve also had to contend with the impact of the pandemic on our services and on our beds.

He highlighted a patient story stating: “Had we been able to help her earlier, she might have been spared weeks of discomfort, even a spell in the John Radcliffe. The lesson is, better co-ordination between GPs, the hospital and ourselves and more earlier interventions, before people become patients, stopping conditions worsening.”

The Chair also spoke of how renewed conversations and a better joined-up approach to services with health and social care providers could lead to ambitious plans for community care.

“This could bring together how we care for people’s physical and mental health at the same time; improving school and district nursing; podiatry; stroke rehabilitation – making community hospitals into medical care hubs.”



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Published: 27 November 2020