Western Health Board community care: annual report for year ended 31st December 1994

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/250275
Title:
Western Health Board community care: annual report for year ended 31st December 1994
Authors:
Western Health Board (WHB)
Publisher:
Western Health Board (WHB)
Issue Date:
1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/250275
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Over the past few years, Community Care has seen significant changes and major developments. Important influences have been: Earlier hospital discharges and extension of services on a day care basis, i.e. Day surgery Increasing demand for specialist services in the community. Increasing demand for home nursing. Increasing demand for high-tech equipment in the community. Increasing drug costs. Changing social structures and patterns Increasing family breakdown Increasing isolation and dependency Introduction of a wide range of European legislation around food and environmental issues Introduction of new legislation on child care services and nursing homes Greater emphasis on the consumer and on quality of service Health promotion and empowerment issues. These factors have placed huge demands on the Community Care Programme, particularly in the light of continuing tight budgetary constraints. The Board is now required to submit a statement of its proposals for reorientation and development of it's capacity and management process to achieve the objectives of the National Health Strategy. The Board must also prepare for a structural review of its performance by the Department of Health as to how it will measure progress against efficiency, output and outcome objectives for all services. In the Community Care Programme, the principal features of this approach are: a primary focus on identifying opportunities for health gain and social gain a recognition that the development of effective strategies depends on the assessment of the needs of local people and communities the active involvement of all key parties in the strategy formation process. Central to the success of this approach is the availability of an effective Community Care Information System. In this regard, a comprehensive specification is being finalised at present for submission to the Department of Health. In terms of equity and quality, the Programme is committed to examining the access of individuals and groups to Community Care services and to deal with COMMUNITY CARE ANNUAL REPORT for year ended J I.' December 1994 those areas which are not satisfactory. The quality of our Community Care services and settings and facilities in which they are delivered, will be continually upgraded and consumer opinion sought to improve patient satisfaction.
Keywords:
COMMUNITY CARE; HEALTH CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWestern Health Board (WHB)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-25T22:31:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-25T22:31:08Z-
dc.date.issued1995-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/250275-
dc.descriptionOver the past few years, Community Care has seen significant changes and major developments. Important influences have been: Earlier hospital discharges and extension of services on a day care basis, i.e. Day surgery Increasing demand for specialist services in the community. Increasing demand for home nursing. Increasing demand for high-tech equipment in the community. Increasing drug costs. Changing social structures and patterns Increasing family breakdown Increasing isolation and dependency Introduction of a wide range of European legislation around food and environmental issues Introduction of new legislation on child care services and nursing homes Greater emphasis on the consumer and on quality of service Health promotion and empowerment issues. These factors have placed huge demands on the Community Care Programme, particularly in the light of continuing tight budgetary constraints. The Board is now required to submit a statement of its proposals for reorientation and development of it's capacity and management process to achieve the objectives of the National Health Strategy. The Board must also prepare for a structural review of its performance by the Department of Health as to how it will measure progress against efficiency, output and outcome objectives for all services. In the Community Care Programme, the principal features of this approach are: a primary focus on identifying opportunities for health gain and social gain a recognition that the development of effective strategies depends on the assessment of the needs of local people and communities the active involvement of all key parties in the strategy formation process. Central to the success of this approach is the availability of an effective Community Care Information System. In this regard, a comprehensive specification is being finalised at present for submission to the Department of Health. In terms of equity and quality, the Programme is committed to examining the access of individuals and groups to Community Care services and to deal with COMMUNITY CARE ANNUAL REPORT for year ended J I.' December 1994 those areas which are not satisfactory. The quality of our Community Care services and settings and facilities in which they are delivered, will be continually upgraded and consumer opinion sought to improve patient satisfaction.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWestern Health Board (WHB)en_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY CAREen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.titleWestern Health Board community care: annual report for year ended 31st December 1994en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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