Rapid Response is a service that is focused on preventing avoidable admissions to hospital and will reach eligible patients within 2 hours.
The Rapid Response healthcare professional can perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as urinalysis, vita sign observation, blood tests and Doppler tests, as well as undertake a details history from the patient. Onwards referrals to other services are performed as required.
The service is available through the single point of access team.
Conditions supported include chest infection, UTI, viral illnesses, dehydration/malnutrition, not coping at home, falls, confusion secondary to organic causes, patients on the lower limb IV antibiotic pathway.
Where services are run: Service is based at East Ham Care Centre, Shrewsbury Rd, Forest Gate
And covers the whole of Newham
The service operates between 08.00 and 22.00 daily.