Our Community Wellness Team comprises staff with experience and expertise from a range of backgrounds with a range of expertise. They include Nurse Practitioners, Specialist Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Health Care Coordinators and Social Prescribing Link Workers.
The service originated in 2014 when DDHF was contracted to provide a wrap around service for the most vulnerable 2% of the patient population. This Vulnerable Adult Wrap Around Service became known as VAWAS.
The aim was to provide consistent and continuous care, moving the work away from GP practice and freeing up time and appointments for others.
In the years since, the service has continued to grow and has developed into a fully fledged Community Wellness Team, with a far wider remit than the original scope.