YOUR chance to shape Weston-super-Mare healthcare services
PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 November 2017
The future of Weston's healthcare structure will be discussed at public events over the coming months and health chiefs say they are determined to transform services for the better.
The recently-published draft Healthy Weston document outlines plans for local services, including analysing what emergency care is needed for the town.
James Rimmer, chairman of Weston Area Health NHS Trust, said: “Healthy Weston looks at three important parts of our NHS.
“These are building a strong and vibrant future for Weston General Hospital, developing stronger GP services and creating a care campus so that hospital, GP and community health services work better together to care for our patients.”
North Somerset CCG’s clinical chairman and local GP Dr Mary Backhouse said: “Healthy Weston is a really exciting opportunity to transform health and care services in North Somerset and we need to hear from you so that we get it right.
“Like many parts of the country we face significant challenges with an ageing and growing population, increased and changing demand for our services and financial pressures. We need to think differently about how we provide services, to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of local people not just now, but into the future and it is really important we hear what people think about our plans to do this.”
A series of public events will take place in the coming weeks. They will be held at:
* The Campus, in Locking Castle: Tuesday and January 16 from 7-9pm.
* Shipham Village Hall: November 30 from 7-9pm.
* Cheddar Football Club: December 5 and January 11 from 7-9pm.
* Weston Football Club: January 17 from 7-9pm.