Since 1st April 2018 the Community Services for Guildford and Waverley are being run in a Joint Venture between Procare and Royal Surrey County Hospital.
This joint venture will help to put primary care back at the heart of patient care. It is the first contract of its kind in the country, where an acute trust partners with a GP federation.
Adult community health services provide care to patients in the community; maintaining their health and independence and preventing unnecessary hospital admission. They include services like district nursing, podiatry, rehabilitation beds, therapists and the Minor Injuries Unit at Haslemere Hospital. They complement the services provided by GP practices, Royal Surrey County Hospital and other healthcare organisations.
Our ambition in running these services is to improve the integration between GP, Community and Hospital services so that they work more closely together. We know that we can provide a better service for the individual if the system works as one, allowing our teams work more closely together and the information to be available to support their patient throughout their illness.