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Service changes at Weston General Hospital Posted on 30 Mar 2017

We have been asked to share with you the information below regarding the engagement events relating to service changes at Weston Hospital.

PRESS RELEASE

NHS NORTH SOMERSET CLINICAL Commissioning GROUP        

29 February 2017

Come and have your say on Weston General Hospital at one of our three engagement events

Local residents are being inviting to have their say on the future of services at Weston General Hospital at one of three public engagement events taking place in March (2017).

NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), working with NHS Somerset CCG, has launched an eight week engagement on services at Weston General Hospital and is hosting three public events on March 28, 29 and 30 for people to attend and give their views.  

The events will take place from 7pm until 9pm at:

  • Tuesday 28 March

Oaktree Arena, Bristol Road, Edithmead, Highbridge, TA9 4HA

  • Wednesday 29 March

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Old Church Rd, Clevedon, BS21 7UE

  • Thursday 30 March

For All Healthy Living Centre, Main Hall, 68 Lonsdale Ave, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3SJ.

Places at each event are limited so please register your interest by emailing wgh.engagement@nhs.net or calling 01275 546721 and saying which event you will be attending.

Dr Mary Backhouse, Local GP and Chief Clinical Officer at NHS North Somerset CCG, which is responsible for planning and buying healthcare for the local population, explained:

“Weston General Hospital is a crucial part of the local NHS but it faces particular challenges because of its size.

“We want people to come to our public engagement events so we can hear their views and listen to their experiences of services at Weston General Hospital.”

Weston General Hospital plays an important role in the emergency and urgent care network. However, in common with hospitals throughout the region and nationally, services at Weston General face increasing demand from a growing and ageing population.

To add to this, as the smallest acute hospital trust in England, Weston General Hospital is struggling to keep up with growing demand for services and faces particular challenges in being able to recruit and retain doctors in certain specialties.

Working with health and social care partners, the CCG has developed a number of ideas that it is confident will help secure the future of the hospital but they are not fixed plans and the CCG wants to know what you think.

You can read about the ideas on the CCG’s website www.northsomersetccg.nhs.uk/wgh-engagement and also provide feedback online. 

The engagement period closes on Thursday 6 April 2017.

For further details about North Somerset CCG, please visit www.northsomersetccg.nhs.uk or follow the CCG on Twitter at www.twitter.com/NSomersetCCG or Facebook at www.facebook.com/nsccg

Weston General Hospital engagement document

Weston General Hospital feedback form

 

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