A leading delegation from the Japanese government visited Rochdale to discover how our award-winning adult care policies are improving the lives of local residents.

The high-level visit by Ministry of Health officials saw how Rochdale’s integrated health and care services are keeping elderly people out of traditional hospital settings.

The delegation chose Rochdale because of our successful partnership approach in ensuring residents are provided with care and support, in a location of their choice. A recent council survey found that many patients prefer to transfer from hospital to their home or residential care as soon as it’s safe to do so.

A packed itinerary involved a visit to Rochdale Infirmary, where the Japanese guests enjoyed a tour of the hospital, a visit to the successful intermediate tier care setting and an overview of our approach to delivering adult care services. The delegation also discovered how leading-edge council policies like STARS are ensuring hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people retain their independence following a stay in hospital.


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