Southern Health Trust asking for views on future


The Southern Heath and Social Care Trust is inviting local people to have their say on its strategic plan for 2015-2018 ‘Improving through Change’.

‘Improving through Change’ sets out how the trust plans to achieve its priorities over the next three years.

As Chief Executive (Interim) Paula Clarke explains: “Health and social care is constantly evolving, driven by changing needs of the population, advancing technologies and new ways of delivering care.

“It is important that we anticipate and plan for these changes and that we openly engage with our local communities and staff on how we plan to develop and improve the services we provide in the future.

She continued: “Whilst our vision remains steadfast to deliver safe, high quality care which is accessible and responsive to all who use our services, we are faced with the challenge of meeting increasing demands within a very difficult financial climate.

“This Strategic Plan sets out how we hope to continually improve and how we would like our services to look three years from now whilst meeting the latest recommendations for health and social care across Northern Ireland as set out in Transforming Your Care, Quality 2020 and the Donaldson Review.

She concluded: “We want to ensure that this vision is influenced by staff, service users, carers and all other interested stakeholders.”

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