The new health deal for Trafford public consultation which proposes radical new ways of providing health care services in Trafford has now been underway for four weeks. Have you had your say yet?
The consultation which ends on 31 October, centres around the principle that by developing an integrated care system across Trafford, local people will be able to receive the safest, highest quality and most affordable health care services, provided in the right place, at the right time, in a more joined up and effective way. In particular, the proposal outlines changes that need to be made to services at Trafford General Hospital.
Households in Trafford should by now have received a hard copy of the public consultation summary document through their letterbox. The local NHS is encouraging all local residents to look out for it and take the opportunity to share their thoughts and views on the consultation proposal by using the free post response form at the back.
The consultation documents can also be downloaded, and people can fill in the consultation response online.
A series of information events have been set up in areas across Trafford, where residents can hear from local doctors about why services need to change, find out about what is being proposed, and ask any questions they may have.
George Kissen, medical director at NHS Trafford, said, “We have already had lots of responses to the consultation so far, with hundreds of local residents taking the opportunity to have their say.
We want to ensure that everyone has had the opportunity to understand about the suggested changes, tell us what they think about them and, how they might affect them.
I would encourage residents to take a few minutes to read through the proposal and fill in the survey and, come to one of our planned information events to find out more.”
Any residents who have not had a copy of the consultation document can get in touch with the new health deal team to request one by phone 0161 873 9527 or email email@example.com.