Meeting local needs
In developing the Plan, we have sought to strike the right balance between a regional focus and local delivery. As partners we are committed to ensuring that wherever people live in West Wales they can be assured of consistent standards and a common joined-up approach to their care and support. Service standards will be developed in partnership with users, carers and providers and will reflect best practice in our region, other parts of Wales and further afield. To achieve economies of scale we will continue to work regionally to achieve sustainability in our markets and in the commissioning and delivery of specialist services such as for those for children with complex needs.
However, this does not mean that all services will look exactly the same in all areas. Our Population Assessment recognises the rich diversity of our region, which includes post-industrial areas with significant social deprivation, rural and coastal communities. The way in which services are organised, funded, delivered and accessed must reflect the particular needs of such communities. Such an approach aligns with the aims of the Welsh Government’s Plan for a Primary Care Service for Wales. We are therefore committing within the Plan to a localised approach, looking for opportunities to integrate and pool resources at the lowest level possible. This combination of regional consistency and local delivery reflects the recommendations of the Parliamentary Review and the ethos underpinning HDdUHB's Transforming Clinical Services Programme.