Carers – A&E, Admissions (preventing) & Discharge

Carers UK have just published an interesting report on the relationship between carers and their use of A&E and emergency services. The information is summarised from  Carers UK “State of Caring” annual surveys in 2015 & 2016.

The report, Pressure Points, found that of the 4 in 10 carers who have taken their loved one to A&E in the past 12 months believe their admission could have been prevented. Carers believed these admissions could have been prevented with more (55%) or higher quality support (50%) for the person they care for, more local support for them as a carer (32%) or access to a district nurse (25%).

Many carers also felt that their being better involved  in discharge planning would help to prevent unnecessary emergency admissions.

Read the full report at:

4th October 2016


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