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Integrated Rapid Response

Aims to prevent unnecessary acute hospital or long term residential care, facilitate hospital discharge and help people regain and retain as much independence as possible.

Who is the service for?

Adults over 18 years.


NHS111 non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

Who is the service for?

Anyone who doesn't have a GP who requires non emergency care.

Patient Flow Liasion Team

Liasion service for community staff carrying out assessments for Furness General Hospital and Abbey View. Act as patient flow managers to facilitate speedy safe discharges.

Who is the service for?

Link and information service for community and hospital staff.

Step Up Step Down Unit

Patients may be admitted from home via the Unscheduled Care Team for short term care or stepped down from a ward for ongoing assessment and care.

Who is the service for?

For patients who require short term care and ongoing assessment to facilitate discharge.