How we’re responding
With the national and local context in mind, our five year strategy is based around meeting nine clear challenges that have been identified through our analysis and engagement work.
Our responses are:
- Providing sustainable, high quality integrated services – We will develop sustainable clinical services which deliver improved care in terms of clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience
- Supporting development of integrated care – We will play a key role in supporting the design, development & integration of primary (GP led), acute (hospital based), community and social services led care to provide a seamless service for our patients
- Bringing care closer to home for patients – We will support the local health community in providing care closer to home for the patients of Warrington, Halton and neighbouring areas
- Providing good access to care that is needed - We will deliver the level of access to our services, and level of clinical activity, that meets the expectations of our patients and as required by our commissioners
- Delivering financial sustainability – We will deliver the range of services within agreed financial boundaries, whilst supporting the development of the Better Care Fund
- Transforming use of our estates and technology – We will deliver major site infrastructure changes and utilise information technology led transformational change to support increased use of telemedicine to reduce admissions to hospital
- Joint working across services – We will work with partners to develop a truly integrated service with single points of contact to signpost patients to the most appropriate service/location
- Changing culture - We will embed a culture of true staff engagement and involvement in clinical decision making
- Making seven day services a reality – We will embed seven-day services into the culture of the organisation and in the service models being developed as part of our Clinical Services Strategy.