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People have their say on health and social care scheme names

Wednesday, 09 July, 2014
People have their say on health and social care scheme names

People in Haltwhistle have this week been giving their views on names for a new integrated health and social care scheme being built in the town.

Residents came along to engagement sessions held in Haltwhistle Library on Tuesday and Thursday and had their say on names for the hospital and the extra-care flats.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council are asking people’s views on suggestions for names for the development which, when it opens early next year, will be one of the first facilities of its kind in the country to provide hospital and social care support under one roof.

Haltwhistle War Memorial Hospital and Haltwhistle Community Hospital are the options for the hospital which is to be based on the first floor. There will be 15 hospital beds providing rehabilitation support and care for elderly patients.

The options for the 12 extra-care flats on the ground floor are Greenholme Mews or Court, Stanegate Mews or Court or Hautwesel Mews or Court.

The local community is also being given the opportunity to suggest other names for both the hospital and the extra-care flats.

Daljit Lally, corporate director for adults, housing and community health services for Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Healthcare, said: “We are pleased that residents took the time to come along to the sessions and give their views on the names.

“We have put forward names which have a connection to the local community however we would welcome other suggestions.” 

People can give their views online at www.northumbria.nhs.uk/investing-in-our-hospitals/a-new-hospital-in-haltwhistle Feedback forms are also available at Haltwhistle Library and at Ward 1 at Hexham General Hospital.

All views must be given by 5pm on Tuesday 15 October. They will be considered by the Haltwhistle Project Board where a final decision will be made. The names are expected to be announced later in the year.

For more information contact Northumbria Healthcare’s foundation team on 0191 203 1296 or foundation@northumbria.nhs.uk

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