NHS Lanarkshire looking for public’s views
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