Kirkcowan – What's Going On?

DG Support – Community Bulletin 6th May

Home Run

Implementing Home Teams across the region is the first part of the most significant change to delivering community health services for 40 years.

A Project Team for developing Home Teams, which forms part of the wider Community Transformation Programme for Dumfries and Galloway.

In August 2020, groups of staff were brought together to form early adopter sites for Home Teams, establishing a daily huddle with the purpose of multidisciplinary discussion of referrals. The huddles acted as an interim arrangement during the pandemic and a huge amount of learning and experience was gained from groups coming together on a daily basis.

A spokesperson said: “It’s been an extremely diffcult 2 years for everyone and the pandemic has had a lasting effect on our Health and Social Care system, its workforce, and wider stakeholders. During this time, we were required to work under a command-and control approach to deliver our services in the Covid response. Unfortunately, this delayed the development of the Home Teams project.”

A Home Teams Service Manager starts in post on 9 May to manage the region’s 8 Home Team Leads and be responsible for the overall management of the Home Teams.

The agreed functions of a Home Team are:
• Palliative and End of Life Care
• Rehabilitation and Enablement
• Early Intervention and Prevention
• Rapid Response
• Discharge to Assess
For any queries relating to Home Teams contact: