Warrington Borough Council and NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are hosting two public engagement sessions to discuss the ongoing intermediate care service consultation.
The sessions, set to be held via Microsoft Teams, will be an opportunity for residents and communities to discuss the borough’s current intermediate care provision and raise their ideas and suggestions for how improvements to the service can be made into the future.
The two consultation events are set to be held on:
- Wednesday 3 February, 1pm-2.30pm
- Wednesday 10 February, 6pm-7.30pm
Instructions about how to join the above sessions can be viewed on the council’s website at warrington.gov.uk/IMC
What is intermediate care, and why does it matter to me?
Intermediate care is an umbrella term for a type of care provided to people to help them remain as independent as possible. Anyone could need intermediate care and it is a vital service that offers intensive support to quickly get back to the safety and comfort of their own home.
This includes helping people to:
- Recover after a fall, accident, acute illness or operation
- Avoid going into hospital unnecessarily
- Return home more quickly after a hospital stay
- Remain at home when things start to get challenging or difficult
The council and CCG are therefore asking for people’s views on proposed new models for intermediate care, including the future of Padgate House as a facility to provide intermediate care from.
Cllr Rebecca Knowles, cabinet member for statutory health and adult social care, said: “Intermediate care services are vital in supporting people to remain at home safely. A focus on rehabilitation and recovery for people, particularly when they have had a stay in hospital or are in a crisis at home, helps them to live as independently as possible with the right care and support for daily living.
“We want to hear from as many people as possible throughout this consultation, including from those who have received intermediate care before, those who have had family members or loved ones receiving the service, as well as anyone who wants to share their views on how we can provide the best possible model of intermediate care into the future. We look forward to discussing the consultation and future service options with you in these engagement sessions.”
Carl Marsh, Director of Commissioning at NHS Warrington CCG, said: “Please save the date for these engagement sessions as we’d love to have the opportunity to speak to as many people as possible about the future of Warrington’s intermediate care service. Intermediate care is a vital strand in our local health and social care system, so it’s really important we seek as many views, ideas and suggestions as possible throughout this consultation.
“Each engagement session will include staff who have been working in helping to refine and redesign the possible future models of intermediate care in Warrington, so the meetings will be a good opportunity to discuss in detail the consultation proposals.”
For more information about intermediate care services in Warrington, and to take part in the consultation by completing the online survey, please visit warrington.gov.uk/IMC
To attend the digital consultation events, all you need is a device that can connect to the internet. For instructions about how to join the events, please visit warrington.gov.uk/IMC