NHS Meeting at Town Hall Launches Consultation – Thursday 14th July

The NHS in North Derbyshire launches proposals for better care, closer to home for more older people.

Better joined-up care closer to home would become a reality for many older people in North Derbyshire under proposals at the heart of the public consultation.

14th JulyCare closer to home for most patients is being proposed in place of these services for:

* older people receiving inpatient care in a community hospital, usually following a spell in an acute hospital because of an illness or accident, and

* older people with dementia who currently receive services from community hospitals.

The proposals respond to calls for better joined-up community-based care in or near to home. The vast majority of patients who currently have to go to a community hospital for these services would travel substantially less for their care under these plans and some would not travel at all. No services would stop under these proposals until an alternative is in place.

Under these proposals, those who need inpatient treatment will still be admitted. Eleven public meetings about the consultation have been organised throughout North Derbyshire beginning on 4 July Everyone is encouraged to have their say and there are many ways to participate in the consultation exercise. Find out more here: www.joinedupcare.org.uk

The ‘Better Care Closer to Home’ public consultation – useful information: The consultation runs from 12pm Wednesday 29 June 2016 to 12pm Wednesday 5 October 2016. It will be overseen by an independent expert who will analyse the consultation responses and make a report to the CCGs. The consultation document and questionnaire, and other useful information, are available online to complete, or download at www.joinedupcare.org.uk

The consultation document and a consultation questionnaire can be obtained by writing to: FREEPOST Better Care, North Derbyshire CCG Headquarters, Nightingale Close, Chesterfield, S41 7PF Request a consultation questionnaire by: calling 01246 514 176 or emailing enquiries@northderbyshireccg.nhs.uk

Author: VNM

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