A statement on Stafford Hospital from the Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust welcomed plans to ensure clinically sustainable services for the people of Stafford and Cannock are affordable in the long term.
Chief Executive Stuart Poynor said community health and social care services had a vital role in providing a better NHS for the people of Staffordshire and would work in partnership with University Hospital of North Staffordshire and the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to improve the lives of local people in the future.
He said: “We will need to look at the finer details of the TSA report but we will work together with all health and social care providers across Staffordshire and neighbouring counties to deliver the quality of health services people need and expect.
“Community services have a key role to play in providing people with more proactive and pre-emptive care.
“Following the transfer of adult social care services into the Partnership, our newly integrated care teams are working with local GPs across Staffordshire to identify adult service users in greatest need of health and social care services and provide personalised care to suit them. This means patients are better supported to remain healthier and independent at home - reducing the need to access hospital care.”