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Chesterfield MP Backs Hospital Venture

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has given a pioneering new ward at Chesterfield Royal Hospital his seal of approval.

Toby Perkins MP with Transitional Ward patient Joyce Ingle

Toby Perkins MP with Transitional Ward patient Joyce Ingle

The Transitional Ward – consisting of 21 beds on the Robinson Ward – provides ground-breaking care to vulnerable patients who are considered medically fit, but not suitable for discharge due to provision still being put into place at home by Social Services.

Mr Perkins visited the new facility last week where he met staff and patients to gauge the success of the venture.

Robinson Ward Matron Lisa Falconer said: “We started this new arrangement in August and it’s proved so successful we are extending the number of beds to twenty eight this month.”

The growing new ward has freed up much-needed beds elsewhere in the hospital and transitional ward patients have welcomed not being surrounded by more acutely ill people whilst they wait to continue their recovery at home.

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins said: “I commend Chesterfield Royal Hospital on this trailblazing use of resources.

“The patients I met were impressed with the support they were receiving and the staff had a number of success stories to relay to me from the short time the facility has been operational.

“The ward has a great atmosphere as patients were looking forward to returning back to their homes after, in some cases, long stays in hospital.”

Mr Perkins added: “I hope hospitals elsewhere consider following the Royal’s lead.”

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