Local Authority, Health Board and Third Sector partners across North Wales are embarking on an exciting programme of Transformation, which will see a change in the way health and social care services are delivered, in order to better meet the needs of the people of North Wales.
We believe that the people of North Wales should be have the opportunity to lead longer, healthier and happier lives. In order to achieve this, we need to work together to enable people to make healthy life style choices, as well as empower them to manage their own health, well-being and emotional resilience.
We believe that the best services are those that listen to the experiences of the people who use them. We will work with people in their communities to understand their health and social care needs, as well as their priorities for change.
This ambitious programme of work will ensure health and social care services are developed locally, deliver what matters to people, in a way that is seamless and makes prudent use of resources. Focus will shift towards promoting resilient, inclusive and compassionate communities.
We will work with communities and partners to develop new models of care that keep people well for longer, support people better in their own homes and communities when they do become unwell, and ensure they are able to access specialist in-patient care when needed.
To help us get there, we have embarked on an exciting Transformation Programme across health and social care that is ambitious and sets the pace for purposeful change.
Why are we changing?
North Wales is experiencing unprecedented demand on its health and social care services. The numbers of children being looked after is rising, more people are going into hospital and using our domiciliary care services, the mental health of people in the region is worsening, and people with a learning disability are living longer and with more complex physical and psychological needs.
It is perhaps no surprise then that there are serious concerns about the levels of demand and whether the current system can be sustained in a time of shrinking resources and severe budget cuts.
In order to survive we MUST transform the way we provide health and social care.
How are we changing?
Welsh Government has provided short-term funding to Local Authorities and the Health Board to work with a range of partners to transform the way that health and social care support is delivered.
Areas for transformation are:
We are committed to placing YOU, the citizen at the heart of everything we do. Your views and experiences hold the key to making real change.
Developing health and social care services that deliver what matters to the people of North Wales will help ensure we get things right, now and in the future.
What you can expect?
- Care and support that is community-focused and delivered locally
- Services that deliver what matters to you
- An increase in the resources available to people to enable them to live well within their community
- Better, more integrated health and social care services that offer a seamless service
- Not having to repeat your story to a range of different professionals
- Greater choice and control
- Easy access to a hospital bed when you need it
- Better access to mainstream community services and support
- Greater involvement in the design and development of new ways of working
Your role as a citizen of North Wales…
We can’t make the changes we need to without YOU! There are a number of things that as a citizen of North Wales, you can do to help us make the change:
- Help shape what and how care and support are delivered locally by participating in ‘community conversations’. Look out for ‘Start Well, Stay Well, Age Well’ information in your local community spaces and online over the coming months for more information on how you can take part
- Identify opportunities within your local community that can help you to Start Well, Live Well and Age Well. Dewis Cymru can help.
- Take control – understand what things you can do to keep yourself well and live your best life