Better Care Together for East Sussex is our five-year strategy.
Members of staff, NHS partners and colleagues in the local authority were involved in shaping the strategy, which has been approved by the Trust Board.
Key elements of Better Care Together for East Sussex:
Better Care – Improving health outcomes is central to the new Health and Care Bill, and we know that while many of us in the county enjoy reasonable standards of living and access to health, we want to bring those standards within reach of those living in the most deprived parts of the county. I was shocked at the difference in life expectancy between the most affluent and most deprived parts of the county. This is something we all have a stake in supporting.
Together – The scale of the improvements we want to achieve means that no single organisation can achieve this alone; we have to work closer and more effectively with our partners across all sectors; health, local government, the third sector and advocacy organisations.
East Sussex – It is about working with our partners we are collectively improving the outcomes for people across East Sussex.