The Torrington Community Cares Project was proposed in July and aimed to treat and care for patients in their own homes.
Recent conversations with local people at the drop-in sessions in the community hospital, with community groups, the local MP and Councillors and also with the District Overview and Scrutiny Committee have highlighted concerns around the project.
In light of this we are thoroughly reviewing what further public consultation would be most appropriate and will ensure that the local community are fully consulted on the proposals; and therefore what the next steps should be.
For this reason it is with regrets that we must postpone the planned public meeting on Saturday 17th August 2013.
We are committed to continuing the frank and open dialogue with local people the drop-in sessions will continue every Friday (10-12) at Torrington Community Hospital as advertised. In addition we have rescheduled the public meeting to Thursday 12th September at 6.00pm and we will be publishing further information well in advance of this meeting.
We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause but would encourage the community to attend the meeting on the rescheduled date.
Further information is available on www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/tcc
- The Torrington community therapy team currently looks after about 80 people in their own homes and typically makes 35 face-to-face contacts with these patients each week.
- The Torrington community nursing team currently cares for about 100 people in their own homes and makes about 180 face-to-face contacts with these patients each week, an increase from around 150 before April.
- All briefing documents and media materials can be found at www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/tcc
- The local community can post comments about the pilot and feedback about their care by writing to the chief executive at the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, EX31 4JB, or by going online to: