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Have your say on proposed changes to community health services

The Medway CCG are launching their next Consultation and Public engagement regarding improving Adult Community Health Services in Medway, based on the seven key changes highlighted from previous engagement last year.

Several public engagement events have been arranged and your participation is welcomed.

The listed events below are an opportunity to meet with members of the Medway CCG and to express your opinions and views on the proposals.  There is a useful link to the Medway CCG website which outlines the proposed changes and a survey you can complete online (it only takes 5 minutes) to express your views on the proposals.

Medway Clinical Commissioning Group is keen to hear from as many local residents, patients and family carers, staff, clinicians and community groups as possible between now and Friday 26th October at 5 pm when the engagement period ends.

Over the last year the CCG have been working with local people and staff to see how adult community health services – that which is provided outside of hospitals in community settings, including in people’s homes – can be improved.  The vision is to make the services more joined up, allowing them to provide more services closer to people’s homes with improved access hours. A system of multidisciplinary teams – where multi-skilled community nurses and therapists provide the majority of care is proposed backed up by a small number of specialist teams.

To view the summary of proposed changes and to complete the survey please click here.

The public meeting events are as follows; click on each event to register:

Thursday 20th September 6.30 to 8.30 pm (6pm registration), Priestfield Stadium, Redfern Avenue, Medway ME7 4DD

Monday 8th October 6.30 to 8.30 pm (6pm registration), Holiday Inn, Maidstone Road, Rochester ME5 9SF

Monday 22nd October, 2 to 4.30 pm, Rainham school for Girls, Derwent Way, Gillingham ME8 OBX

If you have any queries about the engagement please call 01634 335111 or email: ">.

Community health services include:  anti-coagulation; treatment of cellulitis; community nursing; community rehabilitation; epilepsy; hand therapy; specialist respiratory; dementia crisis support; diabetes; learning disabilities; lymphoedema; musculoskeletal physiotherapy; neuro physiotherapy; nutrition and dietetics; orthopaedic clinical assessment; pallative care; phlebotomy; podiatry; speech and language therapy (adults); stroke services; and tissue viability.

 

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