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Gwent Frailty Service

Gwent Frailty is a multi-disciplinary service within the Primary Care and Community Services Division in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, centred on providing patients with care and/or treatment closer to home and promoting patient independence.

The aims of the service are to:

  • Reduce unnecessary hospital admissions by providing safe alternate pathways
  • Minimising hospital stays by facilitating early hospital discharges

The Frailty service is offered across Gwent and is accessible to anyone over the age of 18, who meet the criteria of the requested service.

Services offered within Frailty include:

  • Reablement
  • Falls
  • Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy
  • Social Worker Assessment
  • Emergency Home Care
  • Rapid Nursing
  • Rapid Medical.

Referrals to the Frailty service can be submitted by a range of Healthcare professionals and are processed by a dedicated team at the Single Point of Access (SPA). The SPA act as a professional link between medical/social professionals and Community Resource Teams (CRT). The SPA team ensures that all patient details and requirements are recorded accurately and passed immediately to the relevant service providers so that their care/treatment can be organised without delay.

How to access the service

Telephone: 01633 744284

8am – 8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

E-referrals (non-urgent): ABB_GPOOHfrailtyteam@wales.nhs.uk

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