Out of area placements

Since last April we have been working with Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust to review out of area placements, initially for 2 CCG areas, and latterly it is expected to extend to cover all of the CCG areas across the whole of the Trust.  

To date this work has seen 10 out of 13 service users successfully moved from out of area placements costing from £2,500 - £5,500 per week, to receive care closer to home. The project will be formally reviewed at the end of September but it is likely to continue and be extended as other CCGs come on line with the project.