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Enhancing our care at community level – O’Neill

16 November, 2016 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin Health Minister Michelle O’Neill, MLA has recognised the invaluable work delivered by the Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) right across the north of Ireland.

The Minister was attending the Western area Integrated Care Partnership’s Community Conference being held in Derry. ICPs are collaborative networks which bring together statutory and non-statutory health and social care providers together with service users and carer representatives.

Addressing delegates, Minister O’Neill said: “ICPs have been at the forefront of exploring how we can work together to create new ways of delivering real, tangible services that improve people’s lives.

“Their contribution in building relationships between different organisations to deliver patient centre services has been recognised in the Bengoa report and in my Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together vision.”

The Minister added: “Future models of care will need to be person centred, focussed on prevention, early intervention, supporting independence and wellbeing. ICPs have already demonstrated that such services can be provided, maintained and importantly delivered for those in need. I would like to take this opportunity to commend the commitment by all those involved in Integrated Care Partnerships.”

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