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Have your say on health services at roadshows

Tuesday, 15 September, 2015
Have your say on health services at roadshows

People across Northumberland and North Tyneside are being encouraged to have their say on local health services at roadshows across the area starting next week.

From Monday 21 September until Friday 2 October, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is visiting communities to find out people’s views about hospital and community health services, and adult social care in Northumberland.

The trust, alongside health and social care partners, will be seeking to find out residents’ recent experiences of these and their thoughts about how they could be made even better. 

People will be able to give their views about any aspect of hospital and community care, and adult social care in Northumberland, including the new model of emergency care which was introduced in Northumberland and North Tyneside in June.

Claire Riley, director of communications and corporate affairs at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “In order for us to continually improve the care we provide to our patients in hospitals and in the community across Northumberland and North Tyneside, we’re very keen to find out what people think about the services we provide.

“The roadshows are part of our rolling programme of listening to our patients, service users and their relatives and carers and acting on their feedback and are an excellent opportunity for people to have their say.

“We would encourage everyone to come along and see us, and our health and social care partners, and give their views so we can provide even better care to our patients.”

At the roadshows, residents in Northumberland will also be able to find out more about proposals to pioneer new models of care shaped around patient needs as part of the county being named a ‘vanguard’ site by NHS England.

For a full list of venues, see below:

Monday 21 September 

2pm – 4pm Main entrance at North Tyneside General Hospital

Tuesday 22 September

10am – noon North Shields, Morrisons car park 

2pm – 4pm West Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Sainsbury’s car park

Wednesday 23 September

10am – 4pm Wallsend, Silverlink Retail Park     

Thursday 24 September

10am – noon Cramlington, Manor Walks, ASDA car park 

2pm – 4pm Killingworth, Morrisons car park 

Friday 25 September

10am – noon Main entrance at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital  

2pm – 4pm Main entrance at Hexham General Hospital  

Saturday 26 September

10am – noon Haltwhistle, Market Square

2pm – 4pm Hexham, Wentworth Leisure Centre car park  

Sunday 27 September

10am – noon Bellingham, Manchester Square

2pm – 4pm Rothbury, Cowhaugh car park

Monday 28 September

10am – noon Main entrance at Wansbeck General Hospital

2pm – 4pm Morpeth, Riverside Leisure Centre car park  

Tuesday 29 September

10am – noon Blyth Market Place

2pm – 4pm Ashington, John Street car park  

Wednesday 30 September

10am – 4pm Berwick Market Place 

Thursday 1 October

10am – noon Belford, Market Square 

2pm – 4pm Seahouses, central car park 

Friday 2 October

10am – noon Wooler, Cheviot Centre car park

2pm – 4pm Alnwick Market Place