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Deals awarded to give patients returning from Surrey’s hospitals help seven days a week

Patients discharged from all Surrey’s hospitals will get help at home seven days a week after Surrey County Council sealed two new deals. Contracts have been awarded to the British Red Cross and Home Group to help people settle in at home after being discharged from hospital and reduce the chances of them being readmitted. … Continue reading

Norwegians visit county council

A party of local government officials from Norway have visited Surrey to learn how the county council is harnessing technology to help people manage serious health conditions. The 30-strong group found out how Surrey has given 300 patients user-friendly electronic equipment to monitor their own long-term problems from home rather than visiting a hospital as … Continue reading

Surrey wins national recognition for scheme to cut bed blocking

Ditching normal office hours in favour of shifts and weekend work in hospitals to cut bed blocking has earned Surrey County Council national recognition. The authority has been commended in the category for improved partnerships between health and local government in the Health Service Journal’s annual awards. Surrey abandoned the traditional Monday to Friday 9-5 routine for staff helping … Continue reading


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