There is only one week until the Future of Local Health Services Consultation closes on 17 March, and North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs are urging people to have their say and help shape future health services.
The consultation is asking local people for their views about the proposed changes to local community health services and community rehabilitation beds in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and some of the consultant-led outpatients clinics based at Leek Moorland Community Hospital to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
The proposals would see more joined up community health services, less time spent in hospital unnecessarily and better outcomes for patients, more patient-centered care delivered closer to home and improved access to the community services that people need.
Dr Steve Fawcett, GP partner at Moorcroft Medical Centre in Hanley and Medical Director for North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs said: ‘I encourage people to complete the survey and have their say. This is the chance to input into the future of local services and influence the decision over next steps.’
And with one week to go, it is even more important that people understand how important it is they have their say and that the consultation survey is their opportunity to do so.
‘This is a genuine consultation,’ he explains, ‘The voice of the public, patients, carers and families is an essential part of our decision-making process and if people want to help shape the future and impact potential changes, they need to be completing the survey and giving their views.’
To complete the survey before 17 March 2019: