Pathfinder

"We see Pathfinder as creating a whole new conversation about Health and Social Care in Fermanagh and West Tyrone.
It means taking a detailed honest look at what we’re doing and whether we can do it better.”

Further Information and Contact us regarding the Fermanagh and West Tyrone Pathfinder:

PATHFINDER Online Hub: www.westerntrust.hscni.net/pathfinder

Email us at: pathfinder@westerntrust.hscni.net


Pathfinder for Fermanagh & West Tyrone - #PathfinderWest

Community Engagement Programme - January & February 2019


Have your Say: YOUR Voice can influence the future of Health and Social Care in Fermanagh and West Tyrone

The Western Trust are asking the public to join them on an engagement journey as they strive to create better, sustainable and affordable Health and Social Care services across Fermanagh and West Tyrone.

With over 30 events delivered and over 500 people from the region having already provided their views, issues and ideas in the open and honest Engagement discussions at those events so far, the Western Trust are continuing with a highly comprehensive series of events in January and February 2019. The upcoming January list of events can be seen below but the full programme, which will see events coming to most areas in the region, can be found at www.westerntrust.hscni.net/pathfinder.

Deputy Chief Executive of the Western Trust, Kieran Downey, who is leading the Pathfinder project, says “We have had excellent open and honest discussions in our engagement sessions so far. Already there are a number of strong suggestions emerging from a wide range of people in Communities and also from within our staff. This engagement is hugely important to us and is really gathering momentum. With so many people taking the time to engage with us, we are committed to hearing the experiences and views of all the community and this is certain to help to improve the delivery of services going forward. Everyone is a stakeholder in this process and this is a golden opportunity to help influence our planning for the future”.

An online hub for the Fermanagh and West Tyrone Pathfinder Project has been setup to provide information at www.westerntrust.hscni.net/pathfinder.

Everyone is a ‘Stakeholder’ in this process and thus all Community Groups (and individuals) are invited to come along to events and provide their views/experiences and input to the future planning of Health and Social Care Services in the Fermanagh and West Tyrone Region.

Tyrone GAA Manager, Mickey Harte is one of a number of people in the region who have used the services and commented “To better anything we have to experience it and talk about it. We have to find new ways of doing the things that we used to do. That is the same in anything and of course is the case in a sporting context – we can’t keep doing the same things o we will continue to get the same results. That is what the Western Trust are about in this Pathfinder project in finding the best possible service going forward for that is what the people of Fermanagh and West Tyrone deserve.”

If you would like to be involved in any of the Public Engagement Events for Pathfinder or would like to request a specific Engagement Session with your Group, then email Communications Manager, Chris Curran at pathfinder@westerntrust.hscni.net.



Community invited to engage with Western Trust on the future of health and Social Care in Fermanagh and West Tyrone

The Western Trust are now underway with one of the most significant periods of engagement ever in the organisation as they strive to create better, sustainable and affordable Health and Social Care services across Fermanagh and West Tyrone. This entire project is about delivering better organised services for the entire region and the engagement period with all the local communities is seen as pivotal in achieving that aim.

Deputy Chief Executive of the Western Trust, Kieran Downey, who is leading the Pathfinder project, says “There is no doubt that there are a number of challenges which lie ahead but there are also great opportunities. By taking a detailed honest look at what we are doing and ensuring we hear the experiences and views of all the community and stakeholders, we can do this better working together going forward. It is vital to state again we have no pre-determined outcomes in this process and this is not about cost cutting exercises. It is about working with what we have to deliver services better for everyone”.

Tyrone GAA Manager, Mickey Hate, is one of a number of people in the region who have used the services and is very much endorsing this process to see the best possible outcomes achieved for Health and Social Care in Fermanagh and West Tyrone.

“This Pathfinder Project being undertaken by the Western Trust is the best possible way to find the best possible care for all the people of Fermanagh and West Tyrone. It is bringing healthcare discussions and engagement into the community and you should really engage in this process as it is the people across all the communities who really matter and it is very important to come forward, attend the engagement meetings planned and give your views on this. There is no doubt that when everyone works together you will always get the best possible outcome” commented the Tyrone GAA Manager.

“To better anything we have to experience it and talk about it. We have to find new ways of doing the things that we used to do. That is the same in anything and of course is the case in a sporting context – we can’t keep doing the same things o we will continue to get the same results. That is what the Western Trust are about in this Pathfinder project in finding the best possible service going forward for that is what the people of Fermanagh and West Tyrone deserve.”

In October and November, the Western Trust delivered twenty pre-engagement events and provided information on what Pathfinder is about and inviting the public to come forward and talk about their experiences and views on Health and Social Care in the region. This engagement began in December and will continue with a further series of meaningful engagement events in January and February 2019.

In order to ensure strong and meaningful engagement,  will be engaging with groups of up to 30 people. These events will include a presentation followed by ‘Cafe Style’ discussion in small groups and we will therefore hold successive group sessions at venues, as required, to ensure small groups and meaningful conversations and discussion. With the PHA, the Trust will then undertake a population health needs analysis to further inform our thinking. Members of the public will also be “involved” in the decision making groups and body for the project and you can get involved by putting your name forward as an involvement ‘Expert by Experience’ – details below on how you do this.

If your Group, in the Fermanagh and West Tyrone Region, would like to arrange an Engagement Session as part of the complete Pathfinder Engagement Programme then please contact Chris Curran, Communications Manager, by email to pathfinder@westerntrust.hscni.net.

The Engagement programme for the Pathfinder (Fermanagh and West Tyrone) Project will see a series of events spread right across Fermanagh and West Tyrone throughout January and into February 2019.


PATHFINDER Community Engagement Programme

If your Group would like to be involved in any of the below 'Open' Public Engagement Events for Pathfinder then pease email us at pathfinder@westerntrust.hscni.net or Tel: 028 8283 3275.
Or ask us for a specific Engagement Session with your Group.

Date:
January 2019
Venue: Time: Info:
Mon 7 January DBS, Omagh 9.30am-11.30am Carer’s Support Group INVITE
Wed 9 January SWAH 9.30am-4.30pm Internal Pathfinder Engagement Sessions - WT STAFF
Fri 11 January Omagh H&PCC 9.30am-4.30pm Internal Pathfinder Engagement Sessions - WT STAFF
Mon 14 January Ederney CC 2.30pm-6.30pm Open: Community Groups Ederney & Kesh - Register
Tues 15 January Milestone Centre, Carrickmore 4pm-7.30pm Open to Community Groups - Register
Wed 16 January Dromore Sports Complex/School 3.00pm-7.30pm Open to Community Groups - Register
Thurs 17 January Brookeborough CC 4.30pm-6.30pm Open to Community Groups - Register
Fri 18 January CAFRE, Enniskillen 11.00am-1.30pm INVITE Only from CAFRE
Mon 21 January Mahon’s, Irvinestown 6.30pm-8pm Open to Community Groups - Register
Tues 22 January Beragh (Venues TBC) 4pm-7.30pm Open to Community Groups - Register
Wed 23 January Oak Healthy Living Centre, Lisnaskea 2pm-5.30pm - Erne East Community Partnership Ltd: 2-3.30pm
- Open to Community Groups, Register: 4pm-5.30pm

There are a further 24 Events planned at venues across Fermanagh and West Tyrone and (once venues have been confirmed) these will be published here by Monday 7th January 2018.

If your Group would like to be involved in any of the below 'Open' Public Engagement Events for Pathfinder then pease email us at pathfinder@westerntrust.hscni.net or Tel: 028 8283 3275.
Or ask us for a specific Engagement Session with your Group.


Your chance to get involved in the future planning of Health and Social Care in Fermanagh and West Tyrone

Become one of our 'Experts by Experience' - Involving you!

In addition to the comprehensive Pathfinder Engagement programme, the Western Trust are also seeking five ‘Expert by Experience’ services users to help guide and influence the overall direction of the initiative. Nominations have now been requested and anyone interested in coming forward for one of these roles can submit their details as below. One service user per designated area as shown on the Map below will be selected to join the Pathfinder team. All five service users will be reimbursed for both time spent and travelling expenses incurred in their role.

The criteria for applying/nominating will be:

1. Can demonstrate that they are broadly representative of the area they wish to represent.

2. Does not work in the Western Health and Social Care Trust

3. They reside in the area they wish to represent

4. They can commit to meetings during the day and evenings.

Co-production Principles and Pathfinder:

The Pathfinder Project, in line with the co-production guide: Connecting and Realising Value through People will ensure that the Expert by Experience is pivotal to the development of our services.

Pathfinder will uphold the six principles of co-production:

     1.  Valuing people: Ensuring a person centred process building reciprocal relationships between people

     2.  Building Representative People Networks: Moving towards a balanced and meaningful participation, engagement and shared Ownership

     3.  Building People’s Capacity: Creating the circumstances for shared decision making and moving power from Boardroom to Point of Care services

     4.  Reciprocal Recognition: Valuing contributions of all participants and committing to learning together and resolving perspectives with respect.

     5.  Cross Boundary Working: Creating the conditions for a multi –agency approach to the improvement of outcomes for local communities and mobilising all available assets to ensure shared goals and better health and wellbeing outcomes.

     6.  Enabling and Facilitating: Empowering all involved to have a solution focused approach and promoting joint responsibility for achieving positive outcomes.

Members of the public who are interested in applying for one of the five ‘Expert by Experience’ positions, and who meet the above criteria, can apply though the following:

- By email to: pathfinder@westerntrust.hscni.net (Subject Line: Nomination for Pathfinder Service User Involvement)

- By post to: Pathfinder Service User Involvement, Pathfinder Project, DBS Office, Tyrone & Fermanagh Hospital Site, 1 Donaghanie Road, Omagh BT79 0NS

The five Expert by Experience members will be reimbursed for their time and travel expenses incurred in the project.

The closing date for receipt of nominations is Monday 7 January 2018.

The final selection process of the five Expert by Experience members will be carried out by the PPI Forum.


The Western Trust announced in July 2018 that it would be embarking on a Pathfinder initiative looking at Health and Social Care across Fermanagh and West Tyrone.

In delivering a series of briefings to staff, public representatives and groups at the South West Acute Hospital on Friday 27 July, Western Trust Chief Executive, Dr Anne Kilgallen, said “We see Pathfinder as creating a whole new conversation about Health and Social Care in Fermanagh and West Tyrone. It means taking a detailed honest look at what we’re doing and whether we can do it better.”

Western Trust Deputy Chief Executive, Kieran Downey, was also announced as the appointed lead figure for the Pathfinder initiative at the briefings. The first stage in the process centred around a series of engaging discussions with staff in South West Acute Hospital and Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex on Friday 17 August.

Kieran has now introduced the Pathfinder initiative to various stakeholders ahead of what will be an intensive period of face-to-face engagement with all the community beginning in November. This included a presentation to members of the PPI forum and also to a large audience at the Fermanagh Rural Community Network AGM.

“We announced Pathfinder in July and August and have been preparing since then for what will be a very intensive period of engagement with all stakeholders across Fermanagh and West Tyrone. This engagement is the foundation stone of the whole initiative. It will involve patients, staff, community & voluntary groups, carers, action groups, public representatives and other stakeholders. With the PHA, we will then undertake a population health needs analysis to further inform our thinking” said the Western Trust Deputy Chief Executive.

“I would urge everyone to get involved with the Pathfinder discussions, to give this process a chance. We’re asking what needs to happen to ensure current and future needs of the community are properly met.

As the name suggests, Pathfinder is about finding the best route forward”, concluded Kieran.

PATHFINDER Online Hub

A new online hub for the Pathfinder initiative is currently being developed and will be launched by Friday 21 December 2018. Further information and details of the Community engagement programme will be found here when launched.

The initial intensive period of engagement will commence with a series of events in December 2018, January 2019 and up to Friday 15 February 2019.

In December 2018 this will comprise a series of Engagement Events with groups/organisations and internal groups who have specifically requested engagement sessions with their groups.

January and February 2019 will comprise a comprehensive list of 20+ locations/venues, spread across Fermanagh and West Tyrone, where we will invite the public and members of those communities to come out and engage with us on this hugely important project at venues local to them. The area covered by the Pathfinder initiative can be seen on the map below.

In order to ensure strong and meaningful engagement, we will be engaging with groups of up to 30 people. These events will include a presentation followed by ‘Cafe Style’ discussion in small groups and we will therefore hold successive group sessions at venues, as required, to ensure small groups and meaningful conversations and discussion. With the PHA, we will then undertake a population health needs analysis to further inform our thinking.

In October and November, we have been delivering various pre-engagement events and providing information on what Pathfinder is about and inviting the public to come forward and talk to us at our engagement events in December/January/February. As already mentioned, details of these will be released in December.

If your Group, in the Fermanagh and West Tyrone Region, would like to arrange an Engagement Session as part of the complete Pathfinder Engagement Programme then please contact Chris Curran, Communications Manager, by email to pathfinder@westerntrust.hscni.net.

You can view the latest Video message from Deputy Chief Executive, Kieran Downey, on the Pathfinder initiative below.

This link will be the official online hub for Pathfinder information and resources and full details will be available here from Friday 7 December 2018: www.westerntrust.hscni.net/pathfinder


 

The initial engagement component of Pathfinder has two early phases...

Pre-Engagement information presentations:

There will be two phases to the initial engagement phase of Pathfinder. The first phase will encompass a series of presentations, providing information to the Public on what Pathfinder is and how we will engage with the public. These presentations will be to various groups, by open invitation, across Fermanagh and West Tyrone. This phase will run from mid-October through to the end of November.

Engagement phase of the Pathfinder Project...

Phase 2 of this engagement period will be in the format of short presentation and comprehensive discussion (Café Style Engagement). We are promoting how we really want to hear the thoughts of the public (all stakeholders) on the future of affordable Health and Social Care for Fermanagh and West Tyrone. Details of the presentation and engagement sessions have been put in place for individuals who wish to attend and engage with us.

Groups are invited to arrange a specific engagement session by email to Chris.Curran@westerntrust.hscni.net. These sessions will be specific to groups of more than 15 and less than 30 individuals. They will be accommodated as part of our locations based planning upon request in December 2018, January/February 2019.

Engagement sessions will be led by Western Trust Deputy Chief Executive, Kieran Downey, along with members of the Corporate Management Team.