We work in partnership with and commission services from a number of providers to meet the needs of local people. Here are some of our main partners and providers who help us to achieve better health for the people of Rotherham.
Rotherham is a Metropolitan Borough Council that provides a wide range of services that play a role in the daily lives of everyone who lives or works in the Borough. It is led by a Cabinet, a group of ten councillors who make key decisions about the Council's policy and budget. The Cabinet recommends policy and the Council's annual budget to the full Council.
The Council is responsible for providing Public Health services to the local population. The Public Health staff and services transferred from the NHS to Rotherham Council from 1 April 2013.
The Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Board is a sub-committee of the Council. It is chaired by the Cabinet Member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, and involves elected members, representatives from the local authority children's and adult's services, the Clinical Commissioning Group, the voluntary sector, Director of Public Health and key providers of NHS services.
Care for older and vulnerable people, highways, parks, street lighting, schools, youth services, housing, street cleaning and libraries are just some of the other services provided by the Council, alongside a number of areas that support partner organisations across Rotherham.
Awarded Foundation Trust status in 2005, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of health services to the people of Rotherham and to an increasing number of patients from further afield.
The Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department deals with around 75,000 patients per year and there are approximately 55,000 inpatients and 250,000 outpatient attendances each year.
The main Rotherham Hospital site is situated just two miles south of Rotherham town centre. A large number of community services are provided from other sites across Rotherham including Rotherham Community Health Centre.
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) operates from two locations in Rotherham: The Woodlands and Swallownest Court.
We commission the following services from RDaSH:
Organisations across Rotherham are working together to ensure that services are accessible, responsive and communicate well. These promises have been developed through extensive public consultation, and services have worked together to assess how well they are being met http://www.rotherhamhealthandwellbeing.org.uk/hwp/
Health and Wellbeing Boards are a key part of the Government's agenda for reorganisation of how health services are delivered and managed in England, as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The role of the Health and Wellbeing Board is to bring together the Local Authority, Voluntary Sector, Local Healthwatch, NHS and Public Health to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.
From April 2013 the Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Board is a statutory sub-committee of the Council. It is chaired by the Cabinet Member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, and involves elected members, representatives from the local authority children's and adult's services, the Clinical Commissioning Group, Voluntary Sector, Director of Public Health and key providers of NHS services.
Key responsibilities of the Board include:
To coordinate the development of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) to understand the Health and wellbeing needs of people in Rotherham
To determine the priorities for and prepare the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Rotherham
To promote integration and partnership across the NHS, Social Care and Public Health
Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account.
Local Healthwatch will take on the work of the Local Involvement Networks (LINks) and will also: - represent the views of people who use services, carers and the public on the Health and Wellbeing boards set up by local authorities - provide a complaints advocacy service from 2013 to support people who make a complaint about services - report concerns about the quality of health care to Healthwatch England, which can then recommend that the Care Quality Commission take action.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is one of the UK’s largest NHS Foundation Trusts and one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals. It employs over 15,000 staff caring for a wide range of health conditions and problems.
The Trust offers a full range of local hospital services and is recognised internationally for its work in neurosciences, spinal injuries, cancer, transplantation, neurosciences and orthopaedics.