Multi-Agency Support Team (MAST)
MAST is a Multi-Agency-Support-Team providing support at Bradford Royal Infirmary and Airedale General Hospital, and in the community on discharge.
The team is made up of peer support and support workers who provide specialist and specific support around Mental Health, Alcohol, Frailty and Social Prescribing.
The MAST team provides specialist and specific support to individuals who are frequently attending Emergency Departments, or referred to our service after discharge.
Working in partnership, each organisation focuses on a different specialist area providing support to frequent attenders, enabling and supporting timely discharge and reducing risk, and reducing admissions via health messaging.
Supporting individuals both in hospital and, following discharge, in the community to help remove the barriers that people face to ongoing treatment.
Support includes brief interventions, signposting and referring to other services. The team have a presence in A&E and relevant adult wards with a collaborative working with other teams at hospital such as PLN, OT, homeless, CAMHS, social care.
Community support includes follow up calls within 24 hours after discharge, Holistic support in the community (e.g. combined mental health and alcohol), Multiple referrals to appropriate long-term support and also focuses on avoiding readmission.
By reducing the number of individuals frequently attending these Emergency Departments the team help lessen the demand around the identified pressure points in the health system.
MAST is funded by Bradford Metropolitan District Council