county Livingston hospital prevention Health Gap Provident Assurant Conns county Livingston

West Lothian care homes will remain open as health board backs council plan

Reading now: 308

West Lothian Council's three long-term placement care homes will remain open following an agreement by the West Lothian Integration Joint Board (IJB).The IJB is responsible for commissioning adult health and social care services and overseeing the delivery of these services in West Lothian.The IJB is facing a significant budget gap of £17.3 million caused by rising demand for services combined with insufficient levels of funding.In March the IJB agreed to review the options available that would achieve these financial savings.

Part of the IJB's review is to consider whether a larger percentage of service users could be placed into the growing number of independent care homes in West Lothian.However, in a move that aimed to prevent the need for long term placement care homes to close, last week West Lothian Council agreed to allocate the IJB with an additional one-off investment of £1.216 million.The funding was offered on the basis that it is used by the IJB to keep all of the council's long-term placement care homes open until at least March 2028 -0 which is the IJB's service planning period - thus safeguarding the long-term care to existing care home residents.At a meeting on Tuesaday, the IJB agreed to accept the council's offer and have agreed that there are no plans to close any of the long-term placement care homes.Limecroft, Whitdale and Burngrange are West Lothian's only council run homes offering long term care for 110 residents.A fourth care home site at Craigmair, in Livingston, will close to new admissions and has ultimately been earmarked for reopening as a community hospital to replace Tippethill near Armadale and the currently shuttered St Michael's Hospital in Linlithgow.Councillor Andrew McGuire, backed

The website is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News

Northeast Philadelphia - Businesses impacted by I-95 collapse bouncing back: 'It's definitely been busier' - - state Pennsylvania
Businesses impacted by I-95 collapse bouncing back: 'It's definitely been busier'
PHILADELPHIA - Businesses impacted by the fiery collapse of Interstate 95 earlier this month say they are starting to see normal volume of customers again following the highway's expedited reopening. Alison Korbik, Catering Manager at Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse, told FOX 29 that business has "definitely been busier" since the once cratered overpass was repaired with an innovative fix.Investigators say on the morning of June 11 truck driver Nathan Moody, 53, was navigating a curve on the Cottman off-ramp when his tanker truck overturned and caught fire. Soon, the southbound stretch of the highway collapsed, killing Moody and miraculously sparing other motorists and bystanders on the heavily trafficked artery of highway. Most Northeast Philadelphia residents are happy I-95 is reopened and traffis returning to normal.The collapse spiraled traffic into chaos, with ever-changing detours and reroutes designed to navigate motorists that sometimes sent motorists into unfamiliar parts of the city. Nearby businesses, like Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse and Sharkeys Grill and Ale House, had their customer bases stunted by having a main route to the restaurants severed. "We did have a lot of people come during that time and say that they weren't going to come here because of the closure even though there were other ways to get to us," Korabik said.Pennsylvania state leaders, together with the federal government, worked around the clock and concocted a plan for a temporary fix that would ensure the safe reopening of I-95. Meanwhile, businesses that weren't impacted by the collapse showed some neighborly hospitality by promoting the businesses that were feeling the pinch. I-95 COLLAPSE COVERAGE"If you're nearby and it's on your route, stop on