Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, along with other Trusts in the wider Health and Social Care system, has published its draft savings plans for 2017/18. Belfast Trust’s draft savings plans will contribute £23.6m to address the significant financial pressures facing health and social care in 2017/18 and to meet the statutory requirement to break even. The consultation papers are available at www.belfasttrust.hscni.net and the Trust has invited service users to give their views and opinions to help shape these proposals. The Trust are hosting 6 public meetings being held across the City during the consultation period which runs from 24 August 2017- 5 October 2017.
Our Patient Liaison Group, funded by BART, whose aims include improving the patient experience, has submitted a response to these proposals.