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HAHT Turns 10

HAHT Turns 10

HAHT

Happy 10th Birthday to our Hospital at Home Team (HAHT) who started their service on 1st August 2008. Originally there were only 4 team members Clare Yates, Penny Taylor, Julia Walsh and Karen Connolly. 10 years on there are now 10 team members, Clare Yates, Penny Taylor, Miranda Paddy, Catarina Dantas, Sarada Kaphle, Viji Yeldo, Afis Atilola, Natasha Cooper, Katherine George, Claire Cooley plus 2 physiotherapists, 1 occupational therapist and a support worker. Two of the original team members remain Clare and Penny.


The HAHT provide short term acute medical care within the homes of our patients. They provide treatment and support whilst monitoring the patient’s condition to allow them to be cared for in the comfort of their own environment.

Over the years the team have expanded the service and embraced the use of digital technology such as digital stethoscopes, kardia EKG recording devices, coaguchek machine to test INR, I-stat capillary blood gas machine to improve the care our respiratory patients receive. They are also piloting a device called snap 40 which will enable them to remotely monitor patients, leading to timely decision making and plans of care.


Clare and Penny have also recently undertaken ultrasound and midline insertion training to enable them to provide better care for patients requiring intravenous antibiotics up to four times a day by using a device called an elastomeric pump. This delivers a continuous flow of infusion over 24 hours, the HAHT aim to have this service up and running by 1st October 2018.


Clare Yates, Senior Sister said “This is a truly wonderful team and it has been a privilege to be part of it for the past 10 years it is a team full of laughs, friendships but above all excellent patient care.”


Penny Taylor, Senior Sister said “10 years ago we took a risk. A risk that we could see as a vision. That vision was the hospital at home team. Bringing the hospital at home team alive from notes on a whiteboard to a fully functioning, award winning and often copied innovative team. It has taken hard work, ups and downs but it has without doubt been a success. A success that is down to team work like no other. Team work makes the dream work. Here’s to another 10 years and more! “