The region has worked together over the past few years to strenghten identified vunerable services.  Services were identified as vulnerable due to any or all of the following:
  1. the service facing a workforce shortage which if left unresolved would lead to service access issues or service failure
  2. access to the service by the region was unacceptable or highly variable
  3. the demand for the services meant that a response was needed to enable the service to respond to this demand or to prepare for future demand.
In the 2016/17 financial year, three services were identified as vulnerable:  .