Mid Ulster residents Lied to Again During Health COnsultations
The Mid Ulster Hospital currently has 22 specialist services, these services only treat a very small percentage of the population and is not good enough for the general population, we need services that are very day use not once in a lifetime.
During the point of order at a Transforming Your Care public consultation meeting a Magherafelt District Council Buildings, Save The Mid asked why the population plans that state the future of Mid Ulster Hospital being turned into this already agreed community hub were not available to the public,
CEO of the NHSCT Sean Donaghy stated they were not important but the plans were available online, during the public face to face consultation these plans should have been made available in paper format.
These plans are important, so important that when health Minister Edwin Poots addressed the Assembly on the 3rd July 2012 he mentioned the population plans no less than 15 times.
It is time that the public are specifically told on what they are consulting upon before the end of the consultation period, which is January 2013.
See more on what exactly it is your are being asked to consult upon here : http://savethemid.weebly.com/3/post/2012/11/what-your-are-consulting-upon-in-transforming-your-care.html
Also see past agreements made before the public consultation began: http://savethemid.weebly.com/magherafelt-district-council---health.html
"In the spirit of openness and transparency, I have asked that the draft population plans and the strategic implementation plan are made publicly available today and ahead of the formal consultation in the autumn. The plans will be available from today on my Department’s website at www.dhsspsni.gov.uk. I ask Members, health and social care staff and the public to familiarise themselves with the documents. I stress again, though, that the consultation exercise will not be launched until September."
Health: Transforming Your Care
The rehabilitation beds currently available in Mid Ulster and Whiteabbey will no longer be used for this purpose and this will present opportunities to further develop those sites as local community hubs.
Already significant capital investment has been secured to develop the Mid Ulster site as a centre for a range of local services .
This is the model we wish to replicate in other localities, making best use of the existing estate and levering in private finance, where appropriate, to develop a network of health and care centres delivering a range of primary and community services.
The developing IntegratedCare Partnerships will be key to this collaboration bringing together GPs, Pharmacists, Trust staff and the voluntary and community sector in a common enterprise.