A better model of care
SOHS has produced a number of research reports and formal submissions to public bodies, outlining our concerns about Devon’s ’new model of care’. Since 2010 our county has lost 500 community hospital beds and an eighth of its total in-patient beds. Despite the wonderful work done by community teams, voluntary and family carers, and GPs, ‘care closer to home’ has not had nearly enough investment to fill the gaps. We demand clinical beds, and clinical care, for people with clinical needs.