Bluebird Care JET Service

Providing vital front line support to the NHS to ease congestion in hospitals

The Bluebird Care JET Service is helping in the fight against COVID-19 by easing congestion and maximising bed capacity in our local hospitals.

The JET (Joint Emergency Team) Service - in partnership with Mid Hampshire Healthcare and West Hampshire CCG - successfully ran during the winter months to take pressure off Winchester's Royal Hampshire County Hospital and Andover's War Memorial Hospital. It is now perfectly placed to again provide essential support to the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Bluebird Care JET Service provides rapid response, emergency care to patients with acute medical conditions (such as falls or UTIs) who can be treated in their own home, rather than unnecessarily in hospital which is often the case. We will again work hand in hand with local hospitals, GPs and community nurses across the Mid Hampshire region.

Patients utilising the service are likely to be elderly or vulnerable who would usually be admitted to hospital if they became ill. The JET Service will instead see Bluebird Care step in to deliver the same high quality care in the community, reducing hospital admissions and freeing up vital beds and NHS staff for an influx of patients with coronavirus symptoms.

Treating people at home is also known to speed up their recovery and help patients return to independent living more quickly.

The service is available across 18 GP practices:

Winchester & Eastleigh area:
  • Friarsgate Practice
  • Gratton Surgery
  • St Paul's Surgery
  • St Clements Surgery
  • Twyford Surgery
  • Bishops Waltham Surgery
  • Stokewood Surgery
  • Wickham Surgery
Alresford & Medstead Area:
  • Alresford Surgery
  • Watercress Medical
  • West Meon Surgery
Andover Area:
  • Andover Health Centre
  • Adelaide Medical Centre
  • Charlton Hill Surgery
  • Shepherds Spring Medical Centre
  • St Mary's Surgery
  • Two Rivers Medical
  • Stockbridge Surgery

Norman Murphy, Managing Director of Bluebird Care, said: “Our whole team are immensely proud to provide vital support to the NHS at such a critical time. The Bluebird Care JET Service was invaluable to our local community before and we know it will play a vital role in the fight against COVID-19.”

Philip Heiden, Director at Mid Hampshire Healthcare, said: “We are delighted to be working with Bluebird Care again. Companies like Bluebird really are the frontline help our NHS so badly needs. Health & Social Care working together really can beat this and provide excellent care to all patients”.

How to find the right care for you or your relative

1. Find your local office

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2. Get in touch with us

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3. Assessment

We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.

4. Care team chosen & care starts

You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.

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