NHS Westminster invests in community nursing care

NHS Westminster is to invest £3.6m in community nursing care over the next three years.

Photograph: JH Lancy
Photograph: JH Lancy

The plan is to recruit over 80 extra staff, ranging from healthcare support workers and district nurses to assistant administrators.

Community nurses will be prioritising supporting people to adopt healthier lifestyles, empowering people with information on how to better manage and prevent illness, co-ordinating the care of those with long-term conditions and helping people in the end-of-life period to be connected with the necessary services and participate in planning their care.

Chief executive Michael Scott said: ‘This investment supports the theme of bringing care out of hospital and closer to people’s home which is a major aim of NHS Westminster.’

The new nursing posts will bring the number of community matrons up from seven to 12.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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