Five family and community nurses are active from today to assist the population of the neighborhoods CEP, Barbaricina-San Rossore, La Vettola-San Piero-Castagnolo-Coltano, Marina di Pisa, Tirrenia-Calambrone, where over 17 thousand people live.
This is the first portion of the territory of the Pisana district area to this innovative method of organizing nursing care, created by the Tuscany Region with resolution 597 of June 2018, already introduced in other areas of the Northwest Tuscany USL, and central on the ‘home environment as the best context in which the health objectives of individuals and women are achieved.
Each family and community nurse is entrusted with a geographically identified population group, so each can count on this reference figure, who has the role of help citizens to find their way around the health and social health services available in the area, facilitating access and continuity of care, integrating with the general practitioner and other health professionals operating in the area.
The aim is to bring the healthcare response ever closer to the patient’s home, guaranteeing adequate responses, clinical-organizational appropriateness and above all multidisciplinary skills at the service of the patients in their moments of greatest fragility.
The service will also be extended to other areas of the Municipality of Pisa and to other corporate territorial areas.
The initiative, which has already been tested in other areas, was made possible by the integrated work of several company components: the General Management, the Nursing-Obstetric Department, the Department of General Medicine, the Department of Primary Care, the Directorate of Pisan district area and the general practitioners coordinating Aft.