The NHS in Gloucestershire will today (24 May) publicly set out a number of options and proposals related to hospital based specialist stroke care, the first outpatient breast care appointment for symptomatic patients and emergency paediatric assessment. The Health Community is also seeking views on Trauma Care although options are at an earlier stage.
A new booklet called: ‘Your NHS: Right Care, Right Time, Right Place’ is available on our intranet site and highlights our health community’s approach to care.
It describes a range of developments in community based services and a number of options and proposals for engaging patients, carers and a range of community partners about the options and proposals and listen to views. The emphasis is on helping people to receive on-going care in the local community or return home with support as quickly as it is safe to do so.
Over 1,000 people got involved in the last Your NHS conversations. Feedback showed support for the continued development of community based services, including reducing the length of hospital stays where appropriate, and looking at how some specialist hospital services are provided in the future.
To participate in this listening exercise, please read the short guide, booklet and feedback form on the NHS Gloucestershire website by clicking here.
In addition, NHS Gloucestershire will be holding a series of community partner and service user events during the engagement period.