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Developing Community Hospitals: A Strategy for Scotland

DescriptionCommunity Hospital Strategy
ISBN0-7559-4854-8
Official Print Publication DateDecember 2006
Website Publication DateDecember 20, 2006

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ISBN 0 7559 4854 8

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Contents

Foreword by the Minister for Health and Community Care

Introduction

Shifting the Balance of Care - New Community Hospitals
Expanding the vision of community hospitals
The new community hospital as a local community resource centre
Urban community hospitals
Service provision at community hospitals
Planned care
Unplanned care
Sustaining and developing communities

New Community Hospitals - Investing for the Future
Delivering high-quality, safe and effective services
Technological developments
Building the new community hospital workforce
Recruitment and retention
Education and training
Infrastructure
Capital investment
Transport

Conclusion

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