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New Western Wellbeing Partnership to open next week

Tue, 18 Feb 2020


A major step towards the integration of the Island’s health and social care services will be taken with the official opening of the Western Wellbeing Centre in Peel.

 

The centre provides a single point of contact for all health and care services for people living in the west of the Island.

 

Home to the Western Wellbeing Partnership, a newly-formed alliance of health and care providers, the base next to the Corrin Memorial Home in Peel has been modernised, and with staff and systems now in place, the venture is ready to ‘go live.’ 

 

Chief Minister Howard Quayle will attend the official opening of the Western Wellbeing Partnership Centre on Monday 24 February at 10 am and will welcome guests before a plaque is unveiled by the Health and Social Care Minister, David Ashford.

 

The event marks the culmination of an extensive pilot project to develop the integrated care model, a new way of working between health and social care services, other parts of government, GPs and third sector agencies. 

 

The project team and partnership members have engaged widely with service users, organisations and members of the public to gain their views and gather feedback to develop the model. 

 

Local MHKs and commissioners, health and social care professionals, project leaders from DHSC, staff and service users have also been invited to the opening. 

 

Guests will be shown around the facility to see how diverse services work in collaboration, and in the afternoon between 2 pm and 6 pm, the doors will be open to the public to view the centre, meet members of the team and chat to service users and their families. 

 

Minister Ashford said: ‘The Partnership represents a significant step-change in the way we deliver health and social care, in line with recommendations in Sir Jonathan Michael’s report on our health and social care system.’ 

 

‘It is a blueprint for working with people requiring care and support in the future, and has strengthened relationships with our third sector partners, by recognising their contribution and value in meeting the community’s needs.’ 


 

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