We had the chance to showcase the high quality services ECCH provides when we had a visit from the Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Chair of Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System.
Patricia Hewitt visited ECCH’s headquarters in Hamilton House to attend a meeting of our Board and a Community Services Review meeting. She heard about our digital transformation work and how we have been working with local GP practices to share our electronic patient record system and introduce electronic referrals. She also heard about a new diet and exercise pilot programme for patients with Type 2 diabetes which has had encouraging results in terms of reducing their blood sugar levels.
Patricia Hewitt also met with a team from our subsidiary company Cavell Healthcare, the award-winning provider of domiciliary and live-in care across Norfolk and Suffolk. She was keen to hear about Cavell’s work with Norfolk and Waveney ICB’s Home First Service which assists people to come out of hospital and be cared for at home.
The team also told her how having ECCH as a parent company is enabling them to explore providing a wider range of services for their clients, as well as potentially creating opportunities for Cavell staff to further develop their skills.
Patricia Hewitt commended ECCH for its innovative working and willingness to collaborate with health partners across Norfolk and Waveney.