Nia has had the privilege of meeting the Acute Response Team (ART) who are based at Prince Philip Hospital and work across the county ensuring patients receive treatments at home without which they could instead have to face a lengthy hospital stay.
Commenting on the visit, Nia said:
“I had no idea about the Acute Response Team, and the amazing job that they do, providing specialist treatment at home to patients who otherwise would have ended up staying in hospital. Last year they treated 420 patients, including a single mother who needed on-going injections to treat a serious medical condition, who would have had serious difficulties in sorting out childcare if she had had to spend long periods in hospital. It is a welcome addition to the range of services available, but clearly it does not replace hospital beds which must be there for more complex cases.”