The Bay Health Network is one of five community network areas in Swansea, geographically covering Uplands, Sketty, West Cross, Mumbles, Killay, and Gower, also serving students resident at Swansea University.
Bay Health is made up of eight general practices working together with partners from social services, the voluntary sector, and the ABMU health board, with practice populations ranging from 3,726 to 21,496, amounting to a cluster network total of 74,446.
Networks aim to work together in order to:
- Prevent ill health enabling people to keep themselves well and independent for as long as possible.
- Develop the range and quality of services that are provided in the community.
- Ensure services provided by a wide range of health and social care professionals in the community are better co-ordinated to local needs.
- Improve communication and information sharing between different health, social care and voluntary sector professionals.
- Facilitate closer working between community based and hospital services, ensuring that patients receive a smooth and safe transition from hospital services to community based services and vice versa.