Respiratory Services – Better Care Together
In March 2016, the Respiratory Team of the Better Care Together programme in Morecambe Bay, delivered its service redesign proposal. The proposal sets out the planned changes in the delivery of respiratory services across Morecambe Bay as well as planned workforce changes.
The two primary aims of the Respiratory redesign were to:
- Improve the care for patients with long term respiratory conditions (COPD, Chronic Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease and Bronchiectasis) by providing a dedicated, specialist Respiratory service in the community; and to
- Reduce the reliance on acute services by ensuring that the community service is equitable across the Bay area based on the requirements of the population.