Department of Health publishes Consultation Report on the Criteria for Reconfiguring HSC Services

The Department of Health recently published its consultation analysis report on the reconfiguration of health and social care services in Northern Ireland. 

Along with the publication of the Bengoa Report, the then Health Minister Michelle O'Neill published the Department's vision for the future of health and social care, ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together’, on 25 October 2016, with a commitment to embark on public consultation on the criteria for reconfiguring health and social care services. 

That consulation was launched in November 2016 and ran for 12 weeks until February 2017. A total of 16 public meetings were held across Northern Ireland and participants had the opportunity to engage with senior professional medical, nursing and policy staff from the DoH.

In total there were 252 responses received from a broad range of stakeholders, one of which was a composite response from a community action group, and 23 were from voluntary and community sector organisations.

This Consultation Analysis Report summarises the responses to the consultation and sets out the Department’s response and next steps.

Further documents relating to the original consultation can be read here