Continuing Care & Respite Care (Newham Inpatient Wards)
East Ham Care Centre provides NHS continuing healthcare to Newham residents aged 65 plus over an extended period of time to meet a person’s continuing physical or mental health care needs.
We also provide respite care to a similarly dependent client group normally cared for in the community, to enable their carers to take a break from the responsibilities of caring.
East Ham Care Centre
All wards have a multi-disciplinary team including mental health nurses, clinical support workers, clinical psychologists, a consultant psychiatrist and medical staff. They work in partnership with the outpatients team, care co-ordinators, social workers and GPs to support the patient through their inpatient stay.
Referrals are received from acute hospitals, and other health and social care professionals. The services are part of the Specialist Nursing Team in Adults Services, within Community Health Newham. The services are provided in a mixture of single and double room accommodations all with en-suite facilities.
Admission to in- patient NHS Continuing Care is decided by a multidisciplinary team and is often the last and only resort due to the patient’s complex and intense level of care needs.
The Rehabilitation Unit has 23 beds offered in single en-suite rooms. The unit can accommodate patients aged above 60 years. The majority of the beds are provided for slower stream rehabilitation from hospital supporting timely discharge, crisis intervention due to a long-term condition and avoidable acute hospital admission or complex discharge needs which prevent premature admission to long term/ institutionalised care. There are also beds specially commissioned for respite.
All potential clients need to be over their acute stage of illness and whose medical condition is stable to begin rehabilitation.
There are also a small number of beds allocated for patients who are cared for in the community (Virtual Ward). For people who require 24-hour nursing intervention supervision for a short period of time and are discharged back to the community once their condition has stabilised and becomes manageable by the Community based healthcare (Extended Primary Care) teams. This maintains continuity of care by the Community Teams as they continue to co-ordinate the care with help from the inpatient services.
Referrals are accepted from Multidisciplinary team via NHS Continuing Care Panel.
E-Rostering is in use across all services which promote cost effectiveness by ensuring appropriate skill mix of staff and competencies in all in-patient areas.
The East Ham Care Centre achieved ‘excellent’ status in 2011 in all the areas inspected by the Patient Environment Action Team Survey (PEAT) 2009 conducted by the National Patient Safety Agency. They looked at the quality of patient food, cleanliness in the wards, and adherence to Infection Control measures.
The Continuing Care in- patient area has also been nominated as the Best Placement of the Year by City University Nursing Students. Intermediate Care (Rehab)