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Kington service move will improve joined-up care

Press release –  March 11 2019

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Kington residents are set to benefit after Wye Valley NHS Trust took the decision to move services from Kington Court to the town’s surgery in April.

Moving the services will allow closer working and improved communication between local GPs and a number of WVT teams moving into the surgery - including District Nurses and Health visitors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and staff providing a range of outpatient clinics.

The Dental Access Referral Centre will remain at Kington Court.

“We are in the process of informing patients,” said David Farnsworth, associate director of integrated care at WVT.

The Trust has been providing a range of services from Kington Court for a number of years.

“Kington Surgery is not far away, so it shouldn’t impact on accessibility, but it will allow us to improve the clinical effectiveness of our community teams as it will enable closer working and information sharing with GP teams based in the surgery,” added David.

The move to co-locate community teams with local GPs in the same building also dovetails with the wider vision of the Local Sustainability Programme along with the aspirations of the recently published NHS Long Term Plan which aims to bring together agencies and speciality teams within communities to work collaboratively to deliver care closer to peoples’ homes.

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Note to editors

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.

By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.

With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

For further information please contact:

Wye valley NHS Trust communications team 01432 372928 or 01432 355444 x5105.

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

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Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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