Boyle meets with Commissioning Lead for the Western Trust
Published: 21 January, 2014
West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle along with Cllr Jay Mc Cauley have welcomed a very positive meeting they held on Thursday with Mr Paul Kavanagh, Commissioning Lead for the Western Trust and Dr Ciaran Mullan, Chairperson of the Local Commissioning Group.
Mrs Boyle said
'I requested this meeting with Paul Kavanagh in relation to a number of constituent concerns regarding the provision of Health care services in Strabane and the wider Trust area. The purpose of the meeting was also to discuss the future of health provision in my constituency under 'Transforming Your Care'
The vision for Transforming your Care, developed by John Compton, is about change and how services are planned and delivered with the focus to be people centred. How this manifests itself in the community has yet to been seen and there are many fears on the type of care and services people will receive.
'We discussed many issues ranging from the inadequacy of Occupational Therapy referral services to the provision of Mental Health services, to ambulance provision and services that they may provide going into the future. We were encouraged to hear their positive response they gave us and the plans they have in place and are currently developing in order to rectify certain issues. It was encouraging to hear the plans the Trust have for the provision of Health service in Strabane, the wider district and Trust area and I look forward to working with both representatives going into the future'.