There are four weeks left to have your say on proposed changes to local hospital and community services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.
Health chiefs are calling on residents across Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield to get involved in the public consultation and complete the Have your Say survey to help shape the future of local health services.
The consultation survey enables residents to have their say on: what they think about the proposed changes; if anything has been missed; what worries them; and what could improve the changes being proposed.
The proposals are about changing the way people are treated – not closing services. Under the proposals, there would be two Urgent Care Centres – one at Calderdale Royal Hospital and one at the Acre Mills site, Huddersfield. The majority of people going to A&E now could be treated in an Urgent Care Centre. All emergency and acute care and high risk planned care would be brought together at Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH) and the Acre Mills, Huddersfield, site would be developed as a hospital with dedicated planned care services. The proposed new model of care is supported by further strengthening community services.
To enable as many people as possible to engage in the consultation, an additional public meeting with an independent chair has been arranged on Monday, 6 June, 6.30-8.30pm at the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield.
There is no charge to attend the meeting however, in order to manage public interest and expectations and for health and safety reasons, admission will be by ticket only.
Please visit www.rightcaretimeplace.co.uk/public-meeting to book or if you need help booking and/or have access needs please call us on 01484 464212.
After consideration of a number of venues against criteria such as availability, health and safety and accessibility, John Smith’s Stadium has been selected as the venue for the public meeting.
The meeting will be broadcast live on Facebook and we encourage people to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and to view the live stream.
This is however, just one of many other opportunities for the public to learn more about the proposed changes. Residents can find out more and have a more detailed and one-to-one conversation with clinicians such as hospital consultants, GPs and nurses at drop-in information sessions.
17 sessions were arranged in total with to date, over 1500 people attending. We have now arranged two additional sessions in Meltham and Lockwood.
Feedback from the information sessions has been extremely positive, with many people commenting that they have found them to be informative and reassuring.
The consultation document, summary, and survey are available at www.rightcaretimeplace.co.uk or by calling 01484 464212 or texting 07771 334724.
The consultation runs until Tuesday June 21st.
CONSULTATION INFORMATION SESSIONS AND PUBLIC MEETING
|Dates – 2016||Time||Venue||Event|
|Thursday, 26 May||14:00 – 20:00||Fartown Village Hall, Fartown, HD2 1AN||Information Session (Drop-in)|
|Wednesday, 01 June||14:00 – 20:00||Clay House, Greetland, HX4 8AN||Information Session (Drop-in)|
|Monday, 06 June||18:30 – 20:30||John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG||Public Meeting|
|Thursday, 09 June||16:00 -19:00||Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club,
|Information Session (Drop-in)|
|Wednesday, 15 June||16:00 -19:00||Meltham Sports and Community Centre,
|Information Session (Drop-in)|
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 email@example.com.