High praise for Rapid Response Team at hospital

CLLR Sue Little, Portfolio Holder for Social Care, visited the staff of the Rapid Response Assessment Service at Thurrock Community Hospital, Grays, last week to see the important work they do.

The Rapid Response Assessment Service is a shared project between community health provider NELFT NHS Foundation Trust and Thurrock Council consisting of community nurses and social workers.

The team assess people in crisis and ensure appropriate care and support is put in place to avoid them having to be treated in hospital.

Following Cllr Little’s visit, she said: “The work this small team do is incredible. It benefits not only the people in need of help during a crisis, but also frees up resources in our hospitals to help them concentrate on those in need of specific hospital facilities and staffing.”

Cllr Little continued: “I will make it a priority of mine to assist the service in promoting their good work so they can continue providing this critical service.”

More staff members were added to the service at the end of June.

For more information on care facilities and services in Thurrock go to: thurrock.gov.uk/adult-care

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