People in Torrington asked about healthcare
Posted on: 2 September 2015
Please note that this story has been updated and is available here . That’s because we have extended the length of time that people can have to let us know what they think of healthcare in the Torrington area. People now have until the 8 October to let the Scrutiny team know what they think about their local service.
A Devon County Council health task group is inviting people in the Great Torrington area to let them know their views on healthcare in their community.
NEW Devon CCG and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust introduced a new model of community based care in Torrington in 2013, which focusses on delivering healthcare to people in their own homes.
The pilot aims to improve local people’s access to healthcare as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and others healthcare professionals come to, or closer to people’s homes, preventing people travelling any further than necessary to receive the necessary care.
Evidence suggests that, as well as this being a much better way of providing care to patients, it is also more cost effective.
The independent Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee at Devon County Council has been following the pilot, and has had regular updates on progress from NEW Devon CCG and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
The Committee agreed in June that its Task Group would seek further evidence from local people who have been receiving healthcare through this new community-based delivery.
They want to hear from people in Torrington and surrounding parishes who have received, or are receiving healthcare at home from district nurses, community matrons, community physiotherapists and occupational therapists or who are now accessing some of the day clinics at the hospital.
The task group is asking people to contact them by e-mail via email@example.com, or by post at the address below by 21st September, and ask that people include details of the care they received and when, as well as their contact details in case the task group wish to hear more from them.
Scrutiny Team (re: Torrington Community Hospital)
The task group’s findings will be reported to the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.
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