Doctors and nurses on hand to answer questions at Future Fit events

15 August 2018 12:43pm

Local people are being encouraged to find out more about the Future Fit consultation by attending one of a series of upcoming public events.

New public events were recently announced to give local people further opportunities to find out more about proposals to transform local hospital services.

The remaining programme of events includes two public exhibition events, which will take place in Oswestry and Whitchurch between 3.30pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 August and Tuesday 21 August respectively.

Two smaller-scale ‘pop-in’ Q&A sessions will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday 29 August in Woodside, Telford, and on Thursday 30 August in Welshpool, Powys.

These drop-in events give people the opportunity to speak to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals about the Future Fit proposals, pick up a consultation brochure and complete the consultation survey.

An planned for Wednesday 8 August in Bishop's Castle has been rearranged for Monday 20 August from 6pm to 8pm. The format of this event has changed and it will now consist of a panel including NHS staff and hospital clinicians, who will explain the proposed changes to hospital services before answering questions from the public.

Details of all Future Fit events can be found on the Get Involved page on the Future Fit website at www.nhsfuturefit.org/get-involved

The consultation will close at midnight on Tuesday 11 September 2018. There are many ways to get involved in the consultation.

You can:

  • Attend a public event or meeting in public – visit the Get Involved page for the venues, dates and times
  • Pick up consultation documents and surveys at one of more than 70 pop-up events or read them online
  • Fill out our online survey
  • Complete the survey, which is available in the consultation documents and at events, and post it free of charge to FREEPOST NHS FF CONSULTATION
  • Write to us at: FREEPOST NHS FF CONSULTATION
  • Email nhsfuturefit@nhs.net
  • Request materials by calling 0300 3000 903 (24-hour answer machine)
  • Follow us on social media: Twitter: @NHSFutureFit, Facebook: facebook.com/nhsff

Upcoming Future Fit events

Public exhibition events

Drop in any time from 3.30pm to 7.30pm to speak to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals about our proposals, pick up a consultation brochure and have your say.

Date

Venue

Wednesday 15 August    

Cabin Lane Church, Cabin Lane, Oswestry SY11 2LQ

Tuesday 21 August

Whitchurch Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch SY13 1AX 

Pop-in Q&As

Drop in any time between 4pm and 7pm.These sessions are smaller scale events with a minimum of one emergency or urgent care consultant and one paediatrician in attendance, along with executive directors from the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).

Date

Venue

Wednesday 29 August

Park Lake Centre, Park Lane, Woodside, Telford TF8 5QZ

Thursday 30 August

Royal Oak Hotel, The Cross, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DG

Public meeting

This event will consist of a panel including NHS staff and hospital clinicians who will explain the the proposed service changes and answer questions from the public. Light refreshments (tea and coffee) will be available..

Date

Venue

6pm to 8pm, Monday 20 August 2018

The Town Hall (Market Hall Room), High Street, Bishop's Castle SY9 5BG