Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – Downloadable version: Media statement – consultation events announcement
CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO HOSPITAL SERVICES – EVENTS ANNOUNCED
A public consultation will be launched on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 on proposed changes to hospital services and further improvements to community services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.
A series of drop-in information sessions will be taking place over the fourteen-week consultation period, where members of the public, patients and anyone with an interest in the proposed changes can talk to clinicians and NHS managers, ask questions and give their views.
In addition, two public meetings will be held, where a formal presentation will be delivered and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
The Right Care, Right Time, Right Place consultation is being led by NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG and supported by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. The consultation will run until midnight on Tuesday, June 21.
Consultation materials and further information will be available on launch day, Tuesday, March 15 2016.
All venues are disabled friendly. Anyone who has additional access needs such as British Sign
Language (BSL), language interpreter or other, or who wants to check the venue meets their
needs, should contact 01484 464212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG are leading the Right Care, Right Time, Right Place public consultation.
The public consultation will run from Tuesday March 15th until Tuesday June 21st 2016.
- The views of patients, members of the public, NHS staff, partner organisations and interested parties are being sought
- A series of information sessions and public meetings will be taking place over the consultation period where people can find out more about the proposals, ask questions and give their views.
- During the consultation the NHS will describe why they believe that change is necessary and improve understanding about the need for change. The consultation is also an opportunity to test out whether there are other ideas that the CCGs have not considered.
- No final decisions will be made until the CCGs have concluded consultation and have properly considered the information gathered through consultation
- During that time, the CCGs will work within the Joint Overview and Scrutiny arrangements operating across the councils of Calderdale and Kirklees to make sure that they have satisfied their requirements and enabled them to fulfil their duties.
- The CCGs believe that the earliest that they will be in a position to make a final decision will be October 2016.