In Ireland, like many other countries, people want a healthcare service that treats them as individual people, meets their needs and is flexible enough to enable timely access and responsive care in the right place. Healthcare services are delivered in many different settings (home, hospital, long term care facilities, General Practitioner services) from many different professionals. In addition, enabling people to optimize health and well-being means that people experience an integrated service which provides joined up care. This focus is called Person centred co-ordinated care.
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