Consultation on the delivery of intermediate care in Dumfries and Galloway
This consultation is now closed. Our thanks to everyone who took part. The results will be discussed by the Integration Joint Board in September 2023. Further developments will be announced on this website.
In 2023, help to determine the future of intermediate care in Dumfries and Galloway.
Many people need medical care that cannot be delivered at their home – this could be physiotherapy, occupational therapy, or just time in a medical setting. This is intermediate care. Some people will access intermediate care after they leave an acute hospital such as Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, to complete their recovery before they return home or to a homely setting. Others will go from home, or the place they normally live, to an intermediate care setting for treatment.
The Time to Talk engagement in 2022 found that many people across the region think that intermediate care is a very important part of health and social care. Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership therefore followed it up in early 2023 with Right Care, Right Place: Intermediate Care – an engagement programme which asked as many people as possible about what they think should be the future of intermediate care. Click here to read more about Right Care, Right Place, and click here to read the key findings of the engagement programme.
The Right Care, Right Place: Intermediate Care engagement programme is now closed, and the results have been used to help develop potential future models for delivering intermediate care in Dumfries and Galloway. These potential models are now open for public consultation.
Consultation is taking place from 14 April 2023 until 7 July 2023.
We are consulting on:
- The findings of the Right Care, Right Place: Intermediate Care engagement programme earlier this year
- Our description of how intermediate care is delivered, and our forecast of what will be required in future
- The proposal to introduce a flexible approach to intermediate care, to allow bed capacity to be allocated to different roles depending on demand
- Ideas on how intermediate care should be delivered in each local area, over three timescales – 1-2 years, 5 years and 10-15 years
Public consultation events will take place on these dates:
|21 April 2023
|Lockerbie Town Hall
|24 April 2023
|Online (email firstname.lastname@example.org to register)
|27 April 2023
|Castle Douglas Town Hall
|03 May 2023
|St Ninians Centre, Isle of Whithorn
|03 May 2023
|The New Town Hall, Whithorn
|05 May 2023
|The Usual Place, Dumfries
|16 May 2023
|Moffat Town Hall
|22 May 2023
|Thornhill Community Centre
|24 May 2023
|Langholm Buccleuch Centre
|29 May 2023
|Kirkcudbright Parish Church Hall
|01 June 2023
|Richard Greenhow Centre, Gretna
|06 June 2023
|McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart
|09 June 2023
|Dalbeattie Town Hall
|12 June 2023
|Corner House Hotel, Annan
|22 June 2023
|Sanquhar Community Centre
|03 July 2023
|Stranraer Millennium Centre
Learn more and take part online
The Right Care, Right Place Information Pack (Document A) contains background information about intermediate care in Dumfries and Galloway, and about the region and its population.
Modelling Future Demand for Health and Social Care in Dumfries and Galloway: Intermediate Care Beds (Document B) describes our forecast of what care will be required in the region in future, and how we calculated it. The Executive Summary describes the modelling process more briefly. Right Care, Right Place: Home Teams Information (Document C) provides more information on the region’s Home Teams. And there is a glossary of terms used in this consultation.
Click on the links below to read about the potential intermediate care models for your area and leave your comments and suggestions. If you are not sure which area you are in, use the map at the bottom of this page. Please also look to complete the equality survey.