Have your say on the NHS in Thurrock

THURROCK Clinical Commissioning Group is working with Healthwatch Thurrock and the Essex Success Regime to host an event for the public to drop-in and hear about proposed changes to the three local hospitals.

The drop-in on Thursday 2nd March will run from 9.30am to 3pm at the Beehive Resource Centre, West Street, in Grays. Workshops will be available throughout the day with expert speakers from the hospitals and Success Regime. Booking will be open shortly for the workshops, where people will be asked to give in depth feedback on the plans. There will be a further panel discussion on the same day from 6pm – 8pm, speakers include Ronan Fenton, Medical Director, mid and south Essex Success Regime, Director of Transformation, Jeanette Hucey, Thurrock CCG, again booking is essential.

Mandy Ansell, Accountable Officer, Thurrock CCG said:
“We continue to focus on closer working relationships across the area with improvements in provision and access to urgent and emergency care. We are also working closely with Thurrock Council and Healthwatch Thurrock to ensure Thurrock residents are given the chance to feed into plans as they are developed.

“Much of our own transformation is already underway, with For Thurrock in Thurrock, we are bringing health and social care services together and looking at how communities can join forces to support each other. We are also looking at remodelling our GP services, improving premises and increasing primary care staff. A focus on self-care and preventing existing health problems from worsening is also part of the wider agenda.

Kim James, Chief Operating Officer at Healthwatch Thurrock said:
“We are all aware that the NHS needs to change in order to be fit for the future. We are keen to work with the Success Regime to ensure the people of Thurrock are able to access the best possible care and facilities. This event will see stalls describing the transformation of services and residents will be able to talk to staff from Thurrock CCG, Basildon Hospital and The Success Regime about the changes and give their feedback on the day.
“This is your chance to have your say, we urge people to make every effort to come along.”

Diane Sarkar, chief nurse for the three hospital trusts, said;
“There is no decision as yet about which of the three hospitals should provide the specialist emergency hospital. Any of the three could be designated as such and we are continuing to listen to the views of local people, in particular their concerns around transport and journey times, clinical experts and the our wider health and care partners as part of an options appraisal process. This will lead us to the proposals which will go for public consultation later this year.”

For more information about the Success Regime and options for change visit:
www.successregimeessex.co.uk

To book a space at the Workshops email admin@healthwatchthurrock.org or phone on 01375 389883. Places are limited so will be allocated on a first come basis.

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