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Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps Waltham Forest primary care trust has taken to minimise the level of emergency admissions to Whipps Cross hospital; and what average daily admissions were (a) before and (b) after the implementation of such measures. (106162)

This is a matter for Waltham Forest primary care trust. However, I am advised by NHS London that some of the measures introduced by the PCT include appointing community nurses to work closely with district nurses to target frequent accident and emergency visitors; using new software to identify patients at high risk of re-admission, increasing the number of clinicians in A & E; working with social services to ensure people have appropriate care and introducing health visitors to offer proactive care to people who visit A & E.

The figures requested are not held centrally.