Joan Perou is wife and carer to her husband Edward. He is a patient with a number of conditions including Parkinson’s disease and a related form of dementia. Initially he and Joan were constantly doing the rounds with appointment after appointment at which she had to repeat their history.
Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System is committed to improving the experience and outcomes for Joan and Edward and others like them. Now access to almost all health and social care professionals is available to them in one place – the Ashford Locality Hub and its counterparts the Bedser Hub based in Woking community hospital and the Thames Medical Hub in Walton community hospital. In this short film Joan makes it clear what a difference this Hub has made to the lives of her and her husband.