Urgent Community Response is a community-based urgent care service for some of the most vulnerable patients, including those who are frail, elderly or have multiple long-term conditions.
Local NHS, council and community service teams work together to provide the service, which will ensure urgent health and social care support is available within two hours to help the elderly and those with complex needs can remain well at home and avoid hospital admissions.
The service will also ensure people receive tailored packages of care designed to restore independence and confidence after a hospital stay, within two days.
How will Urgent Community Response be delivered?
The Kirklees Urgent Community Response service hours are 10am to 7pm – Monday to Friday.
North Kirklees, residents who are severely frail (and those who are moderately frail if referred from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) and/or Kirklees Care Homes) will be able to access a response from a team of skilled professionals within two hours to provide the care they need to remain independent and avoid an admission to hospital.
The service is provided in partnership with: