Local health organisations publish paper outlining challenges & opportunities for health and care services

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Residents have until 31 March to submit feedback on a new paper outlining challenges and opportunities for a programme which aims to improve health and care services in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Shaping Care Together, led by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, NHS Southport and Formby clinical commissioning group (CCG) and NHS West Lancashire CCG, has published its engagement document identifying a number of local health and care challenges and opportunities to provide better care for patients.

The Paper – Our Challenges and Opportunities – outlines the case for change, some of the main challenges the programme has heard during its engagement, and some opportunities that exist which could help to provide better care in the local area.

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Ann Marr, Chief Executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, said: “Since the beginning of January 2021, through more than 2,500 responses to surveys, conversations and discussion groups with patients, local residents, staff and stakeholders, we have heard what really matters for local people and their NHS.


“This Paper represents the next step in our journey to create a better and more sustainable future for our local NHS services. We are encouraging all members of our communities to talk to us more about how to improve the services we deliver.”

Shaping Care Together is also running online engagement events on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 16 March 2022: 10:30 – 12:00
  • Thursday 17 March 2022: 18:00 – 19:30

These events will give people the chance to talk to, and hear from, clinicians and the programme team, and share their views and ideas to shape the programme. People can register their interest to attend on the Shaping Care Together website, where you can also find out more information about the programme.