Diana Vajda and Paula McGreavy talk passionately about the Community Access Team and how much patients appreciate being able to avoid a stay at hospital where possible. This team provides a 365-day service, serving the acute hospitals and GP’s in the Norfolk and Waveney area. The service has 2 aspects, Admission Avoidance and Bed Based Community Hospital Unit admissions. The service priority is Admission Avoidance, that is unnecessary admissions into an acute hospital.
They are a multidisciplinary team, consisting of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Assistant Practitioners based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.