Since July 2013, Iriss's Innovation and Improvement team has been leading a project to design a care pathway to support the transition from hospital to home for older people.
The first stage of this project (July 2013-April 2014) involved gathering reflections from practitioners based nationally in Scotland on what the pathway looks like for them and the associated problems. This information was collated into a visual pathway map.
For the past nine months the team has been working in Tayside with health and social care practitioners, older people, their families and informal carers to co-design improved care pathways from hospital to home that enable a more positive experience for all. This process generated three intervention strands which are explained on the website in a short animation. On the same web page, you can also find the work of two Masters' of Design Services students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design who supported us during the co-design phase. These graduates, Lorri Smyth and Aishwarya Iyengar, developed a tool called My Life BookMoving this project forward over the next nine months, the team will be working with practitioners in South Angus and Dundee to establish how these interventions can be positioned in practice locally, to improve the pathway from hospital to home for older people.