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Have your say on healthcare in Berwick

Wednesday, 09 July, 2014
Have your say on healthcare in Berwick

People in Berwick are being encouraged to join a series of engagement events starting this week to hear all about plans for a new hospital in Berwick and the various health services that are available in the town.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be visiting a number of venues in Berwick and surrounding area – starting on Tuesday 23 July – to share information about the wide range of services that are available locally and to hear people’s views about hospital and community health services and their recent experiences.

People will also be able learn more about the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital – the first hospital of its kind in England – which is set to open, in Northumberland, in 2015.

At the engagement events, members of the public will also be able to meet their local public governors and can sign up to become a member Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and receive regular information.

Annaluisa Wood, modern matron at Berwick Infirmary, said: “As the provider of hospital care, community health services and adult social care in Berwick, we greatly value the views of the local community.

“Our engagement team will be on hand at these events to update people about our plans for a new hospital in Berwick, but also to hear what people think about the care they receive with us.

Annaluisa added: “I would encourage anyone who is interested in hearing about the latest developments in healthcare in Berwick or who wants to share their views with us, to come along to one of these events.”

For more information about Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and how to become a member, visit www.northumbria.nhs.uk, or call 0191 203 1296.

Berwick engagements event will take place as follows: 

Group/event                              Venue                                                                                               Date        Time

Elder gems                               William Elder Building, Castlegate, Berwick                          23 July    10.30am – 11.30am

Well Close medical group     Well Close Square, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LL           30 July    9am-10am

Union Brae surgery                 Tweedmouth, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 2HB                    30 July    10am-11am

Union Brae PPG                      Tweedmouth, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 2HB                    30 July    10am-11am

Belford Medical group            Croftfield, Belford NE70 7ER                                                     31 July    9.30am-10.30am

Belford hearing group            Bell View resource centre, 33 west Street, Belford               31 July    11am-12pm

Glendale GP surgery              Cheviot Primary Care Centre, Wooler NE71 6BL                   1 Aug      9.30am – 10.30am

Glendale patient group          Cheviot Primary Care Centre, Wooler NE71 6BL                   1 Aug      10.30am – 11.30am

Berwick market                        Marygate Charter market                                                             7 Aug      From 8.30am  (all day)


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