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Money in healthcareJune 29 2015

A £20 million integrated care centre in Cardigan has been given the go ahead. The scheme, which supports Hywel Dda University Health Board’s new model for integrated care, will replace the existing Cardigan Memorial Hospital and Cardigan Health Centre.

It will allow health and social care professionals to work together to provide care closer to people’s homes and “will become the health resource and communications hub at the centre of Cardigan, delivering care in the right place at the right time,” says the Welsh Government.

Services provided from the centre will include:

  • GP practice and out-of-hours service
  • specialist and nurse-led clinics
  • rehabilitation day unit to restore function and improve independence
  • services for dementia sufferers and their carers
  • minor injury service
  • radiology and diagnostics
  • phlebotomy service and point-of-care testing
  • outpatient suite with consulting rooms and clinical treatment facilities for pre-assessment
  • telemedicine suite, providing access to specialists.

Approving the funding, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford said the purpose-built facility will help support the aim of “delivering care closer to people’s homes, while also reducing inappropriate admissions to hospital, nursing and care homes through an integrated system of community support, early intervention, reablement and intermediate care.”

Hywel Dda University Health Board will now develop a full business case for Cardigan Integrated Care Centre.

Link:

Welsh Government announcement    

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