Health, Care and Wellbeing Support and Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Healthwatch Shropshire wants to know how the current pandemic is affecting people in Shropshire, their wellbeing, how they are finding useful information, how they are being supported, what helps them cope and how their experience of health and social care has been affected.
They are trying to establish what is working well, where the gaps are and where people feel things could be improved.
Lynn Cawley, Chief Officer, explained, “At Healthwatch Shropshire we know that staff and volunteers from across health, social care and the charity sector are working hard to support people in the community during the Coronavirus outbreak. Local organisations from across the health and care system are working closely together to respond to COVID-19 whilst ensuring that essential everyday services carry on.
These organisations want to know what people think about the support available and if there are any gaps so they can make sure they are working as best they can for the people who use them. To help do this we have published a short survey asking people about their experiences and will share this feedback anonymously with the people organising services so they can see what is working well and where improvements could be made.”
For the survey and more information please click here.
Healthwatch Shropshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Shropshire. It gathers the views and experiences of patients, service users, carers, and the general public about services including hospitals, GPs, mental health services, community health services, pharmacists, opticians, residential care and children’s services. It also has statutory powers that it can use to influence service provision by encouraging improvements.