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We will deliver improvements in mental health care, cancer care, urgent and emergency care, and planned care

Mental health

We will…

  • Enhance the support for children and young people, making sure they can move into adult mental health services smoothly.
  • Provide better support in local communities for people with both 'low level' and 'severe' mental ill health.
  • Provide better support for people in mental health crisis, especially those who seek the help of our emergency services.
  • Work with hospital teams to make sure people who need to spend time in hospital with ill mental health can return home as soon as possible.

Cancer care

We will…

  • Increase the number of people accessing cancer screening services, particularly for bowel, breast, cervical and lung cancers.
  • Increase the number of cancers that are detected in the early stages.
  • Work with our partners across Lancashire and South Cumbria to improve access to treatment and improve people’s health following their treatment.

Urgent and emergency care

We will…

  • Provide a more joined up approach to urgent and emergency care to simplify access and make it easier for people to make the right choices about where to go for treatment.
  • Make sure people are only admitted to hospital if necessary, and wherever possible are treated and helped to return home on the same day.
  • Make sure people spend as little time away from home as possible if they do need to be treated in hospital for a period of time.
  • Provide better support for people who are elderly or frail when they need to access urgent and emergency care.

Planned care

 We will…

  • Improve the process for referring people from primary care to hospitals to make it easier for them to see a specialist and receive a diagnosis.
  • Redesign our model of outpatient services by making better use of technology and using our community teams so people only go to hospital if needed.
  • Make sure people are only admitted to hospital if necessary, and wherever possible are treated and helped to return home on the same day.
  • Work with our partners across Lancashire and South Cumbria to make sure our planned care services are safe and fit for purpose, and improve people’s health following their treatment.
  • Work with our partners across Lancashire and South Cumbria to improve our critical care services, particularly for children.
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