Our Health Our Care Events
Our Health Our Care Events
Tuesday 18th September 6pm – 8pm The Shield Room, Civic Centre, Leyland PR25 1DH - Register
Wednesday 19th September 6pm – 8pm Chorley Town Hall, Market Street, Chorley PR7 1DP - Register
Thursday 20th September 6pm – 8pm The Savoy Room, County Hall Fishergate Preston - Register
If you would like to get involved or find out more, email email@example.com or call 01772 214323 or you can write to us at Our Health Our Care, Chorley House, Lancashire Business Park, Centurion Way, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 6TT.
Our Health Our Care
Our Health Our Care is a partnership of NHS organisations, local councils, community groups and patients; working together across the whole health system to improve the health and wellbeing of people in central Lancashire.
Working with senior clinicians from health and social care and supported by the public, the programme is currently developing ideas of what hospital services where you live may look like in the future.
To find out more about the programme, read the latest updates and find opportunities to have your say please visit the dedicated programme web site here.
The emerging model of care - have your say
Over the past two years the Our Health Our Care programme has been reviewing how local health services are organised and provided.
Considerable progress has been made in developing more services within the community, and work is ongoing to prevent ill health.
Our Health Our Care is now focusing on how our hospital services are delivered.
Why hospital services need to change
Demand is increasing for reasons such as:
- The population is ageing
- More people have multiple long term conditions
- More of us have unhealthy lifestyles
Because there is a shortage of staff in a number of areas of hospital care, it’s a challenge to provide safe and effective care, and to offer services seven days a week
All of this means there can be delays in treatment, so people spend longer in hospital than they should, which means the hospital doesn’t always have enough capacity to admit people for their planned operations, resulting in cancellations and longer waiting times.
So we need to change how we organise how we provide services, so that we’re providing safe, effective and timely care, create a better working environment for our staff, in a sustainable way.
The emerging model of care
Staff from many services have been involved in reviewing how services work now, and designing a new model of care that will address these challenges. Taking into account the views of staff, patients and lots of other people; as well as national clinical standards and guidance, best practice, and performance data, they have agreed principles to ensure the new model is fit for purpose.
Benefits of the emerging model
The emerging model of care organises services according to speciality and clinical need, which will reduce duplication, and enable us to better utilise our valuable workforce and resources.
Benefits of the emerging model include:
- Right care in the right time in the right place
- Reduced waiting times
- More care closer to home
- Reduced length of stay
- Fewer cancellations
- Improved quality
- Better patient experience
- Improved working environment for staff
At this stage, the emerging model simply proposes how services should be organised, but not where they are provided.This model could be delivered on co-located sites or separate sites.