Across Devon, our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible having worked with them on a safe discharge home.
In any 24 hours our health and social care community teams visit around 450 patients in their own homes to help them rehabilitate after illness or injury. At any one time, they are overseeing around 8,850 people’s care.
Our domiciliary care service, Devon Cares, is a partnership of high quality local care agencies who provide social care to people in their own homes.
We are working hard to join up health and social care, improving the way people get home from hospital or receive support to remain independent in their own homes.
Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:
- Demonstrate compassion
- Strive for excellence
- Respect diversity
- Act with integrity
- Listen and support others