Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership together with the Rural Area Partnerships are to hold an event in Fraserburgh as part of a series of community events throughout March to engage with local people on the future direction of health and social care services in Aberdeenshire.
From April 2016 adult health and social care services will be delivered by a partnership between Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian. The aim of integration is to provide a seamless service for patients and their families.
The new partnership will be overseen by a joint board comprising of Aberdeenshire Councillors and NHS Grampian Board members.
Before the Partnership can be established a local strategic plan needs to be developed. This plan will set out priorities to ensure high quality person centred care is provided and health and wellbeing improvements are achieved in Aberdeenshire.
Input from individuals, communities and other interested stakeholders will be key to ensuring that this plan delivers long-lasting benefits for Aberdeenshire’s communities.
One of the community events is taking place at The Hub, on the High Street, in Fraserburgh on Thursday 12th March. There will be a buffet at 2pm for all those attending before the event gets underway at 2.30pm.
Adam Coldwells Chief Officer of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership said:
“Throughout March we will be developing our draft strategic plan for the Partnership. This will set out how services will be delivered and the key priorities for health and social care in Aberdeenshire.
“We are keen that local people, community groups and key stakeholders all have an opportunity to discuss the changes and challenges ahead and more importantly help identify priorities.”
Once the draft plan has been developed it will be discussed by the Transitional Leadership Group who are overseeing the process towards integration, before a further public consultation later in the year.