Local health and care leaders say the current system needs reform and we must seize the moment.
Phil Confue, the Senior Responsible Officer for the health and social care ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plan’ and Chief Executive of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust says:
“Lifestyles, communities and technology have changed and our approach has become outdated, fragmented and reactive. We also cannot ignore the fact that the NHS is spending more money than is allocated and not always in cost effective ways.
“Local services must adapt to meet the needs of the current and future population – including those who visit our region each year. We must put more focus and resources into preventing ill health, keeping people in their homes or communities and adapting services for a growing, ageing and technology enabled population.”
All the major health and social care organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have developed a united five year plan with proposals for reform. It is based on the best available evidence, clinical expertise and the views of local people who have been involved so far.
“We want to continue to involve the local community in making the changes and encourage as many people as possible to have their say on the priorities and approach set out in the Sustainability and Transformation Plan.
“In the next five years, we have a once in a generation opportunity to change the way we provide health and social care services and community support is vital if we are to succeed.”
People can have their say on the five year health and social care plans through a survey or at one of the many community events until the end of January 2017. All the details can be found at www.cornwall.gov.uk/shapethefuture
- Monday 9 January, 3:00 – 4:30pm: Bude Parkhouse Centre
- Tuesday 10 January, 7:00 – 8:30pm: St John’s Hall, Penzance
- Thursday12 January, 10:30 – 12noon: Wesleyan Chapel, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
- Thursday 12 January, 3:00 – 4:30pm: Bodmin Shire House Suite
- Monday 16 January, 3:00 – 4:30pm: National Maritime Museum, Falmouth
- Monday 16 January, 7:00 – 8:30pm: St Austell Print Company Conference Centre
- Tuesday 17 January, 3:00 – 4:30pm: Liskeard Public Rooms
- Wednesday 18 January, 3:00 – 4:30pm: Truro Health and Wellbeing Centre
- Thursday 19 January, 7:00 – 8:30pm: Heartlands
- Monday 23 January, 5:00 – 7:00pm: Newquay, Hotel Bristol