The body responsible for health and social care services in Argyll and Bute has provisionally ended the financial year nearly £700,000 in the black, a report has revealed
Health services, which are provided by NHS Highland, ended the year with an underspend of £906,000. Social work services, which are provided by Argyll and Bute Council, also had an underspend for the year of £183,000.
The number of cases per 10,000 people for Argyll and Bute, as of the same date, stands at 19.1 – slightly more than half the national figure.
Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership’s Head of Finance and Transformation Judy Orr has warned that resources available to the authority are declining in real terms year on year and it ‘cannot simply continue to provide the same services in the same ways’.
Service users, families and staff from the Lorne Resource Centre and Lynnside Day Centre in Soroba Road have now met with health and social care officials for the first of their official partnership discussions.