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Health and Social Care: Our 2030 vision
All our residents will be able to access high quality health and social care as and when they need it. We will have retained and expanded our excellent health services further through the redeveloped Thomas Hope Hospital and, depending on demand, the development of a new care home for Langholm. The ongoing management of Patient Care within the Thomas Hope Hospital is a vital incentive in the recruitment of future GPs. The fact that the Langholm Medical Practice is a training and mentoring practice means that the facility is unique and must be protected at all costs.
We welcome the proposed extra care housing development at Murtholm.
Langholm has an ageing population and whilst we believe it is important for younger people who reside in, or come back to, Langholm we recognise that an adequate Health and Social Care Service is an important part of this picture and is a vital element which helps to create a good quality of life for all our residents.
In order to achieve this, we need to protect and enhance our existing facilities and services while tackling key issues such as accommodation and transport links.
To help us achieve this we need to work with a range of key stakeholders including the Scottish Government, Local GPs, Community Health and Social Care (IJB), the local MP and MSPs, Dumfries and Galloway Council, and local community groups.
Health and Social Care: By 2022
Work to retain, redevelop, and make best use of Thomas Hope Hospital (THH).
- Establish meetings with key stakeholders such as local GPs, Integrated Joint Board (NHS and D&G Council) to confirm retention of the hospital and how best to develop it to meet community needs.
- Produce an overall project plan for the redevelopment of THH Site which specifies what services will be delivered. Tackle local transport issues.
- Support the retention of Annandale Community Transport services. » Work with NHS Dumfries & Galloway and SWestrans to identify patient transport needs to get to hospitals for treatment. Secure local day care services.
- Support any further developments in Day Care Services and the work being done by Langholm Day Centre.
Health and social care: By 2025
Support any further developments in Day Care Services and the work being done by Langholm Day Centre. By 2022 Firm Guarantees on the Redevelopment of the Thomas Hope Hospital to ensure there is no reduction of current services provided to Langholm residents, namely GP admission rights to inpatient beds or a reduction in bed numbers. Development of residential care.
Community survey on the need for a Care Home and decision made on whether to proceed to find an operator.
- We will welcome the opening of the extra care housing development at Murtholm.
We will have firms plans in place for these projects including funding streams identified.
Health and social care: By 2030
Redevelopment of the Thomas Hope Hospital will have taken place.
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Sectors The Plan Covers
Infrastructure and Energy
The retention and sustainable development of the key areas of infrastructure that will support the delivery of the plan, including transport links, public services and sustainable energy use.
Gaining strategic support, attracting inward investment and developing lucrative projects.
Marketing and promotion, plus ensuring Langholm is ‘open for business’ and developing a single voice for the local visitor offering.
Sports, Leisure and Outdoor Activities
Developing outdoor activity and adventure holiday opportunities, supporting and improving access to existing sports and leisure facilities and activities.
Arts and Culture
Creative place-making, investment and infrastructure, with the requisite communication and marketing, plus encouraging co-ordination, networking and partnership working and education.
Development of a hub (space or service) for heritage and genealogy, improving understanding of our history and providing the necessary promotion and marketing.
Children and Young People
Youth involvement in decision-making and an increase in youth-led activities; employment and training.