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Public meeting : Changes to health care, Tuesday 3rd December

Public meeting : Changes to health care, Tuesday 3rd December

Islanders are invited to a series of public meetings to learn how health and social care in Jersey is set to change in the next few years.

Last month, Health and Community Services unveiled the Jersey Care Model, which aims to transform the delivery of healthcare over the next few years. The project, which has been unanimously approved by the Council of Ministers, has been developed by HCS, clinical specialists such as doctors and nurses, as well as by primary providers such as GPs, dentists and pharmacists, and partners in Jersey's community and voluntary sector.

Under the model, some health and social care services will be moved into the community, closer to home, so that Islanders will not need to come into the hospital for many routine and non-urgent appointments.

This change will enable the hospital to focus on specialist and emergency care, full intensive care and maternity services, which only a hospital can provide. The model will not result in increasing costs to Islanders. Instead a new way of commissioning and paying for services from community providers will be developed.

From Monday 18th November a leaflet outlining the Jersey Care Model will be delivered to all 46,700 homes across the Island. The leaflet is also being translated into Polish and Portuguese, and can be viewed on www.gov.je/jerseycaremodel alongside a detailed briefing document about the Model.

St Helier's meeting is taking place here at the Town Hall on Tuesday 3rd December, from 6.30-8.30pm. All welcome; please do attend.

For more information about the Care Model, please visit www.gov.je/jerseycaremodel, telephone 440430 or email pressoffice@gov.je.