NHS La­nark­shire look­ing for public’s views

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

NHS La­nark­shire, which cov­ers Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang, have launched a con­sul­ta­tion to give res­i­dents their say on a new health­care strat­egy.

The strat­egy, called ‘Achiev­ing Ex­cel­lence’, sets out a num­ber of pro­pos­als.

Among these is the in­creased use of tech­nol­ogy, the devel­op­ment of com­mu­nioty ser­vices and the de­liv­ery of high qual­ity spe­cial­ist ser­vices in cen­tres of ex­cel­lence.

The con­sul­ta­tion, which started last week and runs un­til Novem­ber 1, will be used to in­form the devel­op­ment of a wide range of ser­vices to help peo­ple live longer, health­ier lives.

Ac­cord­ing to the health board, the goal is to shift the bal­ance away from treat­ment in hos­pi­tals by pre­vent­ing ill-health in the first in­stance and de­vel­op­ing en­hanced com­mu­nity ser­vices where peo­ple are looked af­ter at home or in homely set­tings.

Dr Iain Wal­lace, NHS La­nark­shire’s med­i­cal di­rec­tor, said: “We aim to pro­vide safe, ef­fec­tive and per­son-cen­tred care to pa­tients of all ages in La­nark­shire.

“In do­ing so, we want to im­prove the health of the pop­u­la­tion of La­nark­shire and sup­port peo­ple to live in­de­pen­dently at home through in­te­grated health and so­cial care work­ing.”

The full con­sul­ta­tion doc­u­ment sets out vi­sions and pro­pos­als for: pri­mary care, long term con­di­tions, older peo­ple’s ser­vices, men­tal health and learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties, al­co­hol and drugs, ma­ter­nity ser­vices, chil­dren and young peo­ple, planned and un­sched­uled acute care, can­cer ser­vices, stroke ser­vices, pal­lia­tive care, phar­macy prop­erty, eHealth and trans­port.

Copies of the con­sul­ta­tion doc­u­ment can be viewed at www.nhsla­nark­shire.org.uk/ In­volved/con­sul­ta­tion/ health­care-strat­egy

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