Share your views on future of Halesworth’s health services at drop in session | Health

PUBLISHED: 12:26 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:26 14 February 2018

Patrick Stead Hospital in Halesworth. Picture: Archant library.

Patrick Stead Hospital in Halesworth. Picture: Archant library.

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People are being invited to share their views on the future of a hospital web site and plans to maintain important health services in Halesworth.

Rayner Green Resource Centre in Halesworth. Picture: Nick Butcher.Rayner Green Resource Centre in Halesworth. Picture: Nick Butcher.

A drop-in session is being hosted by the NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) following an announcement final week over the future of Patrick Stead Hospital and the Rayner Green Resource Centre.

The proposals embrace shifting phlebotomy, therapies and services out of the primary hospital constructing and transferring them to Rayner Green Resource Centre, positioned on the identical web site. However the relocation would imply the day care services supplied at Rayner Green can be stopped and health funding would not be offered. The plans would additionally see the Patrick Stead constructing may closed and positioned on the market.

Senior employees from the CCG will likely be in the Garden Room at the hospital on Monday, February 26, between 3pm and 6pm to reply questions and discuss plans for the positioning.

The drop-in has been organized as half of public engagement the CCG is finishing up to assist resolve the future of the positioning.

Patrick Stead Hospital, Halesworth.

 Picture: Nick Butcher.Patrick Stead Hospital, Halesworth. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Melanie Craig, chief officer of the CCG, mentioned: “We would encourage as many individuals as attainable to drop-in, ask questions and listen to extra about our proposals, which is able to safe essential services for Halesworth for the future.

“These proposals come at an thrilling time for Halesworth. We have lately invested £1.3m in offering out of hospital services in the realm to make sure that sufferers can obtain the suitable care as near dwelling as attainable, and are additionally offering beds with care for individuals who require additional assist.

“The next stage is to decide the future of the hospital building itself and enable it to move forward to the next stage of its life.”

An announcement launched final week by Halesworth Health, the League of Friends at Patrick Stead and Halesworth dementia Carers’ Fund (HdCF), mentioned they had been disillusioned with the information.

Members mentioned: “While we welcome the continuation of very important services similar to phlebotomy, physiotherapy and podiatry in Halesworth, we’re nonetheless disillusioned and saddened at the closure of day care services presently offered in Rayner Green Rescoure Centre (RGRC).

“The excellent day care service which has been provided by the team at RGRC for over 20 years, and financially supported by the League of Friends of Patrick Stead Hospital, provides service users and their carers’ with a better quality of life and reduces the risk of unnecessary hospital admissions.”

People who’re unable to make the drop-in occasion can share their views on the proposals till 10am on Monday, March 5 by finishing a web based survey – out there at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/rayner_green/ – or filling in a paper copy out there in Halesworth library.

The CCG is predicted to decide concerning the web site throughout its public assembly on March 22.

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