New home for Denbigh Community Resource Team

A team that provides a joined up service to offer a more holistic approach to community based health and social care has moved into new premises.

The Denbigh Community Resource Team (CRT) which sees health staff including community nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and older person’s mental health teams and social services staff including social workers, occupational therapists and social care practitioners based together, has moved into Denbigh Infirmary.

Other services will link with the team on the site, including carer assessors, voluntary organisations and GPs.

Denbigh CRT is one of the nine joint teams in Denbighshire and Conwy.

They are focusing on working closer together to provide care closer to home, offering better provision for the population and an increased focus and investment on prevention and early intervention.

CRTs are a partnership between Denbighshire County Council, Conwy County Borough Council and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Cllr Bobby Feeley, Denbighshire County Council’s Lead Member for Well-being and Independence, said:

“The introduction of Community Resource Teams across Denbighshire has been a major step forward in terms of health and social care working together, providing an improved, seamless service so beneficial for those we care for.

“I am delighted another CRT is moving to one base at Denbigh Infirmary, allowing the team to work closer together across the different service areas.

“Being co-located provides many benefits for residents by improving service delivery and helps support a preventative approach to create resilient communities, which is a priority for the council.”

The team moved into Denbigh Infirmary having previously been based across County Hall, The Lodge Denbigh Infirmary, Ruthin Hospital and Glan Clwyd Hospital.

Sally Macdonald, Denbigh CRT lead, said:

“There are a lot of benefits to bringing together colleagues from different disciplines who all play a part in effective community-based care.

“Simply by being together and working from the same place, it helps improve communication and teamwork, which in turn will help us provide better, more joined-up care for our patients in the Denbigh area.”