Torrington project could provide vision for future of health and social care

North Devon could get a glimpse of the future of health and social care with the launch of an innovative new project in Torrington.

The project has been developed by the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and centres on their joint vision to support people to live safely and independently in their own homes.

The idea is for people who may ordinarily have been an inpatient at Torrington Hospital to instead be treated in the comfort of their own homes by the Trust’s expanded community rehabilitation and nursing teams.

In the Torrington area we have an opportunity to design hospital and community healthcare services for the future. Previous investment in community services already means home-based care is a reality for many patients who need it. Over the coming months we will be evaluating this home-based care to check what is working well for patients and families and how we can continue to improve this.

In addition, we are looking at the future role of Torrington Community Hospital. We would like your views on this.

  • Come and talk to us at the weekly drop ins (dates and venues above)
  • Invite us to your meeting
  • Leave us a message on the message board

We believe the hospital has an important part to play in achieving as much care as possible for local people closer to home and we have some ideas as described in this document.

Now, over the eight weeks between 1st October and 26th November 2013, there will be a range of opportunities for you to get involved in shaping proposals and plans, before decisions are made. We hope you will join in this important discussion.

Please click here to read the full document and complete the feedback form to ensure we hear your views.

Downloadable version

Meeting local needs – Involving you in shaping future healthcare in the Torrington area (pdf)

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Electronic Feedback form here

Last updated: October 3, 2017