Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are hosting five separate public events which are designed to help develop future health services for local patients.
It is a chance for the public to have their say and explain exactly what their local health needs are. The feedback given from residents will help to develop the options that will be the subject of a formal consultation next year.
Dr Lorna Clarson, Clinical Director for Partnerships and Engagement for the CCGs, said: “These events are a great opportunity for the public to get involved and have their say on local health services.
“The events have been arranged to find out what health services you feel you will need to help you to live full and healthy lives in the years to come. Your views will help us to develop the options that we will be consulting on next year.
“We need to develop a range of options which will allow us to provide the right services, in the right places, relevant to current and future needs of local patients, and we need help from local people to design them.
“Unfortunately, until now this process has been somewhat overshadowed by the understandable concerns around community beds, but we are keen to ensure that local voices help us mould how and where local health services are delivered. Please come along and have your say.”
Each of the events focuses on services in the local area centred around one of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire’s five community hospitals:
- Leek Moorland’s Hospital
Monday 16 October 2017, St Edward’s Church of England Academy, Westwood Road, Leek, ST13 8DN
- Haywood Hospital
Thursday 9 November 2017, Port Vale Football Club Hamil Road, Burslem, ST6 1AW
- Longton Cottage Hospital
Tuesday 14 November 2017, Bet 365 Stadium Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG
- Bradwell Hospital
Thursday 23 November 2017, Bradwell Community Education Centre Riceyman Rd, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, ST5 8LF
- Cheadle Hospital
Wednesday 29 November 2017, The Manor Hotel Watt Place, Cheadle, ST10 1NZ
All events run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, with registration from 6:00pm.
Dr Steve Fawcett, Clinical Director for the CCGs, said: “Anyone in the local area who wants to make a difference to their health services should attend one of the events. They give the public an opportunity to voice their valued opinions on their local health services.”