'Devo Hackney' plans borough 'quadrants'
A further round of public meetings is planned before Christmas to explain changes to local services to residents under Hackney’s Devolution pilot.
Devo plans include a proposal to split non hospital services into four geographical areas or quadrants; north west, north east, south west and south east.
The aim is to achieve better coordination within each area so patients and service users get better treatment more quickly.
Meetings are planned in each ‘quadrant’ to explain the Devo plans to residents and seek their views on how the plans can work for them.
Healthwatch Hackney Director Jon Williams said: ‘I want these meetings to be real opportunities for residents to shape the future of Hackney’s health and care services.’
Devo Hackney builds on the One City and Hackney model which has been operating for more than a year.
Under One Hackney, GPs, social workers and other agencies working more closely together in ‘quadrants’ to prevent Hackney’s most vulnerable patients falling through the health and care net.
The Devo pilot is one of six across London being tested with the aim of making the capital the ‘healthiest city in the world’.
Meetings details are below. All meetings run 4pm-7pm:
22 November Pembury Community Centre
Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, London E8 1FA
28 November St Joseph's Hospice
Mare St, London E8 4S
29 November Abney Public Hall
73A Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0AS
5 December Hackney Community College
Shoreditch Campus, Falkirk St, London N1 6HQ