There will be a drop-in session on Tuesday 25 April from 3pm to 7pm at St Edwards Church for local residents to learn about a proposal by the Abbeyfield Society Ltd to extend the Abbeyfield extra care home on Regency Mews, off Tadcaster Road. The society has been awarded a Homes & Communities Agency grant to support the provision of a 25 home extension to the scheme.
This is a ‘pre-planning’ public engagement aimed at getting feedback before a formal planning application is submitted. Details of the proposals will also be on display at Dringhouses Library and comments invited.
The number of delayed discharges from hospital is increasing as the York Council struggles to provide care in the community places.
The delays mean that the Council has to pay substantial “fines” and in turn the “blockage” can prevent new patients being admitted to NHS beds.
The delays have reached record levels as the weekly average figures (for patients awaiting discharge to community placements) for the last few years reveal.
- 2009/10 – 7.98
- 2010/11 – 10.13
- 2011/12 – 8.69
- 2012/13 – 10.67
- 2013/14 – 11.00 (to September)
The figures were reported to both the York Council’s “Cabinet” on 5th November and its Health Scrutiny Committee on 27th November
Neither minuted any action which they planned take to address the growing crisis.
Some of the delays are being put down to inadequate capacity in the “reablement” unit. This team seeks to train former patients to be more self-reliant.
It is the winter period when demand for NHS beds is at its highest.
The last thing that the City needs is for those that are available to be blocked by people who could, with support