Roadshows to hear residents’ views on health services

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Residents are being encouraged to have their say on local health services at roadshows.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is visiting communities from Monday, September 21, to find out people’s views about hospital and community health services.

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 the 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.”

For a full list of venues visit www.northumbria.nhs.uk

The roadshows will take place on:

• Monday, September 21, from 2pm to 4pm, in the main entrance at North Tyneside General Hospital;

• Tuesday, September 22, from 10am to noon, at Morrisons North Shields, and 2pm to 4pm, at Sainsbury’s West Monkseaton;

• Wednesday, September 23, from 10am to noon at Silverlink Retail Park, Wallsend, and 2pm to 4pm, at The Boulevard, West Farm Avenue, Longbenton;

• Thursday, September 24, from 2pm to 4pm, at Morrisons in Killingworth.