Following extensive public consultation and the green light from planners, work on a new £9m Integrated Care Centre (ICC) in Hull has begun, responding to the NHS vision around new models of care.
Funded through the innovative LIFT programme, a joint venture between the public and private sectors, the partnership brings together investment and development expertise for new NHS facilities. The Hull ICC has been designed to meet the increasing demands placed on local health and social care services by the city’s increasing population of frail elderly people in a new purpose-designed building. Through a combination of public and private finance, these 21st century facilities offer excellent value for money and are extremely efficient to run.
CHP is investing in the building and will be head tenant. Developments Director, Eugene Prinsloo, commented "The ICC is the result of true joint working between health and social care partners to develop a Centre which will provide a much improved experience for patients in Hull and reduce costs to the NHS by reducing admissions to hospital. We thank Hull City Council for contributing the land necessary for the scheme."
The Hull ICC will be a one stop shop for patients, who will be assessed, receive an integrated care plan and have a care co-ordinator appointed on the same day. A variety of services will be based in the same building including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, diabetic and other specialist services, as well as voluntary services. An innovative partnership with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service will also see specially trained fire personnel supporting the rehabilitation and recovery of patients following a period in hospital.