North Kent - Virgin Care
Our successful Rapid Response Service has expanded to include a new team covering emergency therapy support for patients throughout Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Swale.
How we provide care as a seamless experience and made the service easier to access for local people.
Virgin Care in North Kent has pledged to support John’s Campaign and work in partnership with carers across its four community hospitals.
North Kent Adult Community Services’ Care Coordination Centre colleagues have won an award for their team work and customer care.
Local people who’ve had a fall or are at risk of falling are improving their confidence and balance thanks to exercise classes run by Virgin Care in North Kent and some new equipment.
We provide similar services across the country, where we’ve invested significantly in bringing services together and improving the experience for the people who use our services.
Gravesham MP Adam Holloway saw the real difference the Virgin Care team at Gravesham Community Hospital are making to local people’s lives, when he visited earlier this month.
Four new mobile heart rate monitors are helping Swale’s Cardiac Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehab teams capture better heart-rate activity, after a kind donation from the community hospital’s League of Friends.
Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson gained an insight into the difference Virgin Care is making to adult community services it took on in September 2016 when he visited Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital.
Aspiring nurses are being offered a new way to ‘earn as they learn’ with an innovative Nursing Degree Apprenticeship providing a new route to becoming a Registered Nurse.
Each month Virgin Care makes one change in every single service it runs as a direct result of feedback from the people who use the services. From little changes like moving chairs around to big ones – such as offering additional appointments or helping a patient with a specific request – it’s part of how Virgin Care makes sure that everyone feels the difference.
Carers Club, the online support and help network for unpaid carers, is looking for keen volunteer knitters to help them give people with dementia relief from some of their symptoms by knitting ‘twiddlemuffs’.