Rapid Response Team

Organisation : NHS Lothian, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Rapid Response Team
Grant Amount : £ 650

To improve the effectiveness of the Rapid Response Team by providing extra opportunities to rehabilitate patients and increase their ability/confidence in social situations. The aim will be to support and encourage patients by practising social skills and re-instating them back into the community in a comfortable and secure manner, this in turn will provide a more personal and positive patient journey. Pressure will be relieved by reducing admissions as it will improve the patients wellbeing and encourage them to maintain their level of independence by pursuing their interests and hobbies without financial concerns. Most activities will be community-based, benefitting the whole community as it encourages integration in a positive way and helps reduce any unmonitored risks.