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Health and care proposals — have your say

Feedback is invited on a plan setting out ambitions for health and social care services in Orkney.

Orkney Health and Care’s updated Strategic Plan has been published in draft form — with people across the islands now asked for their views and ideas.

Sally Shaw, chief officer of OHAC, said: “The plan sets out the principles and approaches which will shape all that we do in delivering services that are of huge importance to people throughout our community.

“It describes new approaches to health and social care we are keen to develop with support from people, groups and organisations in Orkney.

“We need to develop different ways of working, with demand for our services continually increasing — and this just one area we are keen to gather feedback on.

“We’d also like to know what folk think of the vision, values and priorities we set out in the plan. I would encourage you to take a look and get in touch with us with your comments. You will be helping us make a difference to people’s lives.”

‘Planning for our Future’, OHAC’s draft strategic plan, is available on the OIC website here

Paper copies are available from OIC customer services in Kirkwall and Stromness. The team involved will also be gathering views and ideas at Orkney’s agricultural shows this summer.

Feedback can be provided until the consultation period ends on August 9. This can be sent by email to OHACfeedback@orkney.gov.uk or by post to: Draft Strategic Plan Feedback, Orkney Health and Care, Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NY.

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