West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper met with GPs representatives from the Local Medical Committee and health bosses to discuss the proposals for the new integrated care organisation.
The new health organisation will deliver faster, better healthcare for the people of West Lancashire. It will bring together hospital and community services currently delivered separately by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust, NHS Central Lancashire and NHS Sefton into a single organisation.
West Lancashire MP
“I very much welcome the opportunity to sit down and talk to local GPs about the new look health services in West Lancashire. It was a very positive and constructive meeting and I very much look forward to working with all local GPs and the Local Medical Committee to bring forward a new era of healthcare in this area under the Intgrated Care Model.
“It was clear from speaking to the doctors that we share a desire to ensure that the people of West Lancashire have access to the best possible healthcare on their doorstep.
“I believe the new integrated care organisation is the best way to achieve this aim by offering faster, better healthcare and better continuity of care.
“We have come a long way in the last five years when the local hospital was threatened with merger. I look forward to a new era for health services in West Lancashire.”
The initial proposals for the new integrated care organisation were announced in March 2010.
This followed on from Rosie’s campaign for the new £3 million West Lancashire Health Centre at Ormskirk Hospital and nearly 17,000 extra NHS dental places that have been provided across West Lancashire.