£10m funding boost for bay hospital trust

Lancaster Guardian - Letters - RLI
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Morecambe Bay NHS Trust is expected to receive up to £10m extra funding to test a number of new models of health care developed by Better Care Together.

Better Care Together applied to be a Vanguard site, which is a national initiative that encourages health and care systems to develop new models of care over the next five years.

Better Care Together, is eleven organisations including University of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, working together in partnership to provide a better model of care for Morecambe Bay.

The Better Care Together plans across Morecambe Bay include the further development of integrated care teams in local communities across Morecambe Bay which offer “wrap around care” to patients with complex needs e.g. elderly people with conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Plans will also see the continuation of service redesign work in health areas such as. outpatient appointments, and maternity and children’s services.

Andrew Bennett, Senior Responsible Officer for Better Care Together said, “We are absolutely delighted to receive this additional resource.”