Rapid response is made up of different health and social care professionals including Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners, Therapy Assistants and Administrators.
Rapid Response is for people who do not need acute hospital admission but need support to recover from an acute illness or an accident. The aim of RR is to help prevent people from having to go into hospital or a care home unnecessarily for the purpose of admission avoidance and to support people on their discharge from hospital, where appropriate, to help them continue their acute recovery regain and maintain as much independence as possible.
REACT are based at the RLI and assess patients within the first 48 hours of admission or in ED to support with Rapid discharge back into the community to receive their treatment if this is appropriate. They work closely with the Frailty pathway and ICAT (Social Care) to support admission avoidance and are able to commission crisis care and refer onto Community Teams to facilitate a discharge.