Success Regime adds further dates to engagement programme
Published: 5th February 2016
The West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime has announced further dates in its programme of engagement activity.
The programme involves a Healthwatch vehicle visiting communities across Cumbria - including some of the most remote communities – to engage the public in discussions about the future of healthcare in this area.
The latest venues the Healthwatch vehicle will be visiting are:
- Centre 67, Appleby Hub, Chapel Street, Appleby – 9 February 2pm-6pm
- University of Cumbria, Fusehill Campus, Fusehill Street, Carlisle – 10 February 10am-4pm
- Cumbria Action for Health Conference, Newton Rigg College, Penrith – 11 February 9am-1pm
- Cumberland Infirmary, Newtown Road, Carlisle – 15 February 9am-4pm
- West Cumberland hospital, Homewood, Hensingham, Whitehaven – 16 February 9am-4pm
- Tesco Supermarket, Lancashire Road, Millom – 17 February 10am-4pm
- Morton Manor, Wigton Road, Carlisle – 20 February 8am-12pm
The latest dates form part of the current phase of the West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime’s engagement programme, which also involves public and staff engagement meetings.
The dates for public meetings and future Healthwatch vehicle venues are being finalised and will be publicised as soon as they are fixed.
Sir Neil McKay, chair of the West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime programme board, said: “Public and staff engagement is an important way of ensuring that the work being undertaken by our clinician-led work groups is fully informed by the views of those who receive health services and by those who work in the NHS.”
The Success Regime was established in part because the local health system regularly fails to achieve the key waiting time requirements in A&E, cancer and diagnostics and following a Care Quality Commission report which rated North Cumbria Acute Hospitals Trust (NCUHT) as ‘requires improvement’, with general medical services in West Cumberland Hospital rated ‘inadequate’. The CQC has indicated that NCUHT should remain in special measures until its future is satisfactorily resolved.
As well as acute hospital services, the work of the Success Regime covers community services and mental health services too.
The Success Regime is fully committed to ensuring that hospital-based health care along with community and mental health services are retained and developed where they are needed and it will clearly explain any proposals for service changes and improvements that may be made in the future.
The main work of the Success Regime involves a number of work groups each focusing on a specific area of challenge. These groups are looking at how care is currently provided and how it might be delivered in the future. Key themes include urgent care, maternity services, children's services, elective surgery, mental health and primary care. The Success Regime is also working to find ways of improving patient transport; recruiting more staff and stabilising the financial position. These groups are all working to improve quality of care, the experience of patients, clinical outcomes and patient safety.
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