In line with national policy and guidance the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is consulting on its proposals to become an NHS Foundation Trust by April 2014. The deadline for members of the public to have their say is fast approaching as the consultation closes on 11th January 2013.
As mentioned on Island Pulse back in October 2012:
Islanders and NHS staff on the Isle of Wight are to be given the opportunity to be more involved in the way in which healthcare is provided on the Island through the proposed creation of an Island based NHS Foundation Trust.
To have your say by 11th January 2013 click here:
The consultation asks questions which cover three main areas:
The Trust’s vision and future plans
Arrangements for membership of the Trust
Arrangements for the Council of Governors
Chief Executive Karen Baker said: “Our vision is to be an excellent and trusted provider of integrated patient focussed services that are locally and globally admired. We will pursue greater integration – internally and with primary and social care – with a focus on the patient.
The Trust’s strategic objectives are to:
Improve quality – by not only ensuring that the results of treatment and care (outcomes) are as good as the best achieved elsewhere; but by making sure that our patients, feel (and say) that we are treating them with compassion and dignity.
Deliver our integrated clinical strategy – ensuring that the various services we offer in hospital and in the community work closely together, so that care is provided as locally and smoothly as possible; and ensuring that our services are always organised to be safe and secure.
Improve our resilience (as an isolated provider) – by working with others, such as GPs, other NHS providers, the Council, local charities and the private sector, we will build on strengths and overcome the potential weaknesses of being a small and geographically isolated provider.
Improve productivity – ensuring we run as efficiently as possible, so that taxpayers’ money is spent as it should be – on improving patient care.
Develop our workforce – ensuring we develop our staff to have the skills to work flexibly across the Island, and to be ready for the challenges of working in tomorrow’s NHS.
Members (aged 16 and over) will be able to stand for and elect a Council of Governors. The Council of Governors will advise the Trust Board on how services should be provided and improved.
For more information visit www.iow.nhs.uk/ft. website link.
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