Public invited to have their say about the future of health services

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is inviting members of the public to have their say about the future of health services.

A series of meetings will give people the opportunity to hear from their local health trust and speak to health professionals about their services.

You will hear a short presentation followed by questions and answers at events on:

  • 10.30am on 17 November at Hartlepool Central Library
  • 2.30pm on 20 November in Watson Hall, Thornaby Pavilion
  • 5pm on 20 November at All Saints School, Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick
  • 1pm on 24 November, Eaglescliffe Medical Practice
  • 1pm on 26 November, Stockton Baptist Tabernacle
  • 4pm on 26 November, Billingham Forum
  • 1pm on 28 November, Easington Social Welfare Centre
  • 5pm on 28 November, Peterlee Leisure Centre
  • 11am on 1 December, Sedgefield Parish Hall

Chief executive Alan Foster said: “We recently announced that the board had made a decision to pause the development work on the new hospital until after the general election next year.

“During the announcement we said that we would be engaging with our staff and the public to seek views on how to deliver more care closer to home where possible and secure further investment in community based services, while continuing to centralise services where necessary to maintain and improve the safety and quality of hospital-based provision.

“We wanted to take the opportunity to talk to the public about the new hospital and the benefits it will bring to the population we serve.

“We know that it is important to get people’s views. We also understand that people worry about transport and how they will access their local health services. We want to talk to members of the public about these issues to ensure that we can provide the very best healthcare in the future and so we would encourage people to come along to these events.”

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