Friday, December 3, 2021
spot_img
HomeNewsHealthHeart failure care scheme could save 80 lives a year and free...

Heart failure care scheme could save 80 lives a year and free up bed spaces at local hospitals

A national first scheme to improve care for people with heart failure is being launched in Southwark and Lambeth, David Child writes.

The new service, led by King’s Health Partners, will see dedicated heart failure teams deployed across the boroughs. It is hoped that the project will save more than 80 lives a year.

The project is being funded by a £1.5 million grant from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. Up to 3,000 bed days may be saved through the programme by reducing hospital admissions and re-admissions of patients with heart failure.

Dr Gerry Carr-White, consultant cardiologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: “This exciting initiative will mean we can enhance the services provided by GPs to patients with heart failure to improve their diagnosis and treatment, which should ultimately save lives.”

Teams will include a named doctor, nurse and pharmacist, who will provide day-to-day advice to local medical services. They will also run education sessions and ‘virtual clinics’ in GP practices in order to help GPs make the best decisions for their patients with heart failure.

Heart failure is a leading cause of death in Lambeth and Southwark. Up to 9,000 people are estimated to have the condition across the two boroughs.

For more info  visit: www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/community-heart-failure/overview.aspx.

 

RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Michael Peacock on The King of Nunhead
EricEatsPickles on Letters to the editor: 09/11/17
Bermonds03 on Rye Station
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
Peter Bavington on Letters to the editor: 08/12/16
Darren McCreery on Letters: 25/05/16
Paula Griffin on Letters: 25/05/16
Catherine Stephens on COLUMN: Harriet Harman MP
Terrie Walker Amor on £5k raised for brave Southwark kids
Francis Githaiga on GALLERY: Walworth’s Got Talent!
Charlotté India Péto on TOMMY BLACKMORE: Photos and tributes
Jemma Louise Dwyer on Competition: WIN a bike worth £500!
sam f