The current model of delivering services for North East Hampshire and Farnham’s population of 220,000 people is not sustainable in the medium term. Demand for health and care services is growing as people live longer, and the cost of meeting this demand is rising more quickly than we can afford.
We estimate that there will be a financial shortfall of £92 million per year by 2020/21 unless changes are made.
Patients – particularly those with long term conditions – often report that they experience disjointed, uncoordinated care. This is frustrating for both patients and health professionals and can lead to duplication and delay.
Commissioners and providers share an ambition to improve health services for local people. Happy, healthy, at home is the embodiment of this ambition. We are working with patients to introduce a new, sustainable model of care that will result in better health outcomes and experiences.
Nobody wants to be admitted to hospital unless it’s absolutely necessary, and with our help, we want people to feel happier, healthier and supported at home wherever possible.
This in turn provides better value for money – helping to close the gap between available resources and the costs of providing services to meet need.