"Ageing Well In Birmingham" by the #LunarSociety
Reflecting on the inspiring & relevant event: "Ageing Well In Birmingham" by the #LunarSociety
Although #Birmingham was the focal point much of what was discussed related to major health & social care needs of older people across the #UK.
An ageing population, at any time, brings with it challenge of providing more complex care; we are in an age where the short and long-term effects of #COVID19 are being felt. An example - hospital beds being tied up waiting for a care package to support elderly patients at home leading to immense pressure on the various care service providers. One major question that was addressed was whether this is actually leading to meaningful cross-sector partnership working involving all stakeholders including hospitals and social care services, even the not-so-usual suspects such as the housing sector (such as Extra-Care) and even the legal sector, working together to improve patient care.
It was particularly poignant when we touched on inequalities and the consideration of COVID19 vaccine hesitancy amongst older ethnic minority communities & the personal perspective of care.
Thank you to Dr Peter Mayer & Dr Peter Borg-Bartolo for engaging our esteemed panellists Danielle Oum, Prof. Zoe Wyrko, BENITA WISHART & Mustak Mirza for their remarkable contributions & to Richard Kirby for his magnificent chairing.
#learnedsociety #healthandsocialcare #ageingwell