Plans that will transform health and care locally
Health and social care is being tranformed over the next five year for 750,000 people living in East Berkshire, North East Hampshire, Surrey Heath and Farnham.
New plans that pull together councils, the NHS and community partners will make services for health and care more accessible, closer to home and delivered in a more straightforward and way. The plans are also aimed at making care affordable in the face of an ageing population.
The Frimley Health and Care Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) is one of 44 plans set up across the country to deliver the ‘Five Year Forward View' vision of better health, better patient care and improved efficiency. The plan sets out how this will be achieved locally and how services will evolve and become more sustainable.
This plan expands upon work already started in local communities to transform services for people by improving care and helping them to live longer healthier lives. People will have access to high quality consistent care as close to home as possible, with specialist services centralised where necessary.
The plan focuses on four priorities:
Learn more about the Sustainability and Transformation Plan for the Frimley Heath and Care community.
Local people will be invited to get involved in early 2017 and help shape the health and care services in their community.
Building better care at Frimley Health
At Frimley Health Foundation Trust we have more exciting plans to invest in services to support the STP. In creating Frimley Health in 2014 we not only wanted to drive up the quality of services to be consistent across the Trust, but also to improve the facilities from which they are delivered. This makes for a better experience for our patients, visitors and staff.
We are investing £49m in a new A&E, or emergency department, at Wexham Park. Using our experience of building a new ED at Frimley Park in 2012, we will have single rooms offering more privacy, and more space organised so that our team can work more effectively and efficiently. The new department will open in 2017.
We are improving facilities for maternity and women’s services by extending and refurbishing the current space with a £10m investment. New facilities, due for completion later in 2017, include en-suite rooms, a transitional care area where babies that need a little more support can stay with mum, extra birthing pools, and separate facilities for antenatal and gynaecology services.
We understand how valued Heatherwoood Hospital is by the local community. Following extensive public consultation, we have submitted plans to include a residential development to make best use of the site to contribute to the £80m needed to build a new hospital that offers operating theatres, inpatient beds, day case surgery, diagnostics and outpatient services. This will secure hospital services at Heatherwood for future generations.