King’s Health Partners Alcohol Care Team – one year on
Since this cross-partner team launched, they have helped reduce strain on King’s College Hospital A&E by appropriately identifying patients and offering the most appropriate support.
The King’s Health Partners Alcohol Care Team is based at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is run jointly by staff at the trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Since launching in October 2018, the team has worked extremely hard to ensure alcohol-related referrals get the most appropriate care for recovery. With more than 2,200 referrals in this time, the staff have helped to alleviate pressure on the hospital’s extremely busy A&E department.
This infographic highlights some of the team’s significant milestones and the impact King’s Health Partners staff has had on improving patient outcomes by creating capacity and tailoring the support they offer.
As well as having benefits to the hospital in terms of reduced length of stay and resources, the main thing is patients who present to the Emergency Department are directed to the most appropriate community service that gives them the best chance of recovery.
I’m very proud of what the team has achieved since being set up 12 months ago though we are not finished yet! We have a number of plans...that will improve what our team is able to offer in order to support staff and ensure the patients that require our service receive the best support possible.”
- Joshua Stapleton, Mental Health Nurse and Clinical Lead of the King’s Health Partners Alcohol Care Team.
Hear more from the Alcohol Care Team on how they’re reducing A&E admissions in our recent video.
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