21 October 2016
People in eastern Devon who wish to be involved in deciding where community hospital beds could be located in future are being urged to reserve places at public meetings being held in November and December.
Note: The Eastern locality includes Exeter, East Devon, Mid Devon and parts of West Devon, including Okehampton.
Your Future Care is a public consultation by NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS NEW Devon CCG) to provide care and support at home and in the community for the elderly and frail, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and supporting a faster return home.
The model of care will reduce the need for community hospital beds and we are consulting the public on where the remaining beds should be located.
The first of a series of public meetings starts on Monday 7 November, in towns where community hospital beds could be affected by the proposals.
Events are being held at various times of the day to maximise accessibility.
Clinicians will join commissioners at the events to explain the new model of care proposed, with opportunity for discussion.
It is important that as many people as possible attend the events to learn more about the proposals and to have their say. Everyone who wishes to attend can register by telephoning 01392 356084 or emailing
Those who have registered will be guaranteed a place. Where there is demand, further meetings will be organised to ensure we listen to everyone who wishes to have their say.
The Your Future Care consultation document has now been published and is available on the CCG’s website here where there is also a summary of the proposals.
Your Future Care consultation events – those people who register will be guaranteed a place. Register by phoning 01392 356084 or emailing d-ccg.YourFutureCare@nhs.net