Western Trust Service Delivery Plan22/10/2021
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Western Trust Service Delivery Plan including Resilience Plan to Address Winter Pressures and any Subsequent Waves in COVID-19 Pandemic – October 2021 Onwards
This Service Delivery Plan describes the actions the Western Trust will take during October to December 2021 and beyond to respond to the increased pressures that customarily occur during the Winter 2021/22 period and any further surge of COVID-19.
Entering the winter months the Trust is committed to taking a carefully considered and balanced approach to the delivery of services taking into account lessons learned over the past 18 months in responding to the pandemic whilst also recognising the wider impact the pandemic continues to have on both our service users and local community and our staff. The global pandemic continues to present the health and social care system with unprecedented challenges which impact on how services can be safely delivered. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, the Trust is committed to planning and working as a collective with the whole HSC system over the coming months.
This plan focuses on three areas describing how the Trust will deliver increased resilience through this challenging autumn and winter period:
- Winter Pressures for both adults and paediatrics including our estimated bed projections, actions to secure the appropriate level of suitably trained staff and our response to the influenza virus.
- COVID-19 (4th surge) – this sets out across key service areas the actions required to meet the demands of the pandemic whilst continuing to apply the key regional planning principles of equity of access for the treatment of patients, minimizing the transmission of COVID-19 and protecting the most urgent services.
- The delivery of key regional priorities for unscheduled care, elective care, cancer services, adult social care, children’s services, mental health and physical disability services.