15 November 2019
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, 18 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 here
alongside a detailed briefing document about the model.
A series of public meetings are also being held across every parish in the coming weeks to inform Islanders about the vision for care in the future. These meetings are open to all Islanders, not just parish residents.
Health Minister Deputy Richard Renouf said: "I’d urge all Islanders to attend one of these meetings so they can learn first-hand the ambitious changes we hope to make in health and social care. With our growing, ageing population we need to transform health and social care, so we can continue to provide the high-quality care that Islanders rightly expect.
"We developed the Jersey Care Model because we know we must change our services to meet the needs of Islanders in the future. Over the coming months the model will be further refined to ensure that it meets the needs of Islanders and that it is also cost-effective."
Jersey Care Model parish events
|St Martin Public Hall||Thursday, 28 November||1pm to 3pm|
|St Mary Parish Hall||Friday, 29 November||1pm to 3pm|
|St John Parish Hall||Saturday, 30 November||10.30am to 12.30pm|
|St Helier Town Hall||Monday, 2 December||1pm to 3pm|
|Trinity Parish Hall||Monday, 2 December||6.30pm to 8.30pm|
|St Helier Town Hall||Tuesday, 3 December||6.30pm to 8.30pm|
|St Peter Parish Hall||Wednesday, 4 December||6.30pm to 8.30pm|
|St Ouen Parish Hall ||Thursday, 5 December||1pm to 3pm|
|St Brelade Parish Hall||Thursday, 5 December||6.30pm to 8.30pm|
|Grouville Parish Hall||Friday, 6 December||1pm to 3pm|
|St Clement Parish Hall||Saturday, 7 December||10.30am to 12.30pm|
|St Lawrence Parish Hall||Tuesday, 10 December||1pm to 3pm|
|St Saviour Parish Hall||Wednesday, 11 December||6.30pm to 8.30pm|