Our Dorset means:
More people connected within their families and communities. Making healthy choices, supported to stay well longer and lead a fulfilling life, wherever they live in Dorset.
People living more independent lives, in their own homes. Less dependent on a health and care system that is hard to understand.
More services and support available in people’s own homes and outside of hospital. Along with better use of digital technology this means less travel and less worry about getting to and from appointments.
Joined up services that better co-ordinate care across artificial organisational boundaries. Reducing anxiety and confusion for patients, their families and carers, of knowing which service or organisation is responsible for care.
Better systems to share clinical information across teams and services. Making for better outcomes and experiences, reducing the need to repeat key personal or clinical information at each appointment.
Physical, mental and social wellbeing being given equal priority in teams and services that bring together groups of relevant professionals. Rather than passing the person between services and creating delays in accessing support.
Better value for money from the public resources. We are investing in health and care services, safeguarding their sustainability for the future.