The NHS has launched an engagement exercise to hear the views of local people on what services could be provided from a brand new health facility in the North West Durham area – and you can share your views at a number of upcoming engagement events!
NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is keen public feedback helps to influence how services are provided in the future.
Engagement is running until Wednesday May 22 and there are a number of events you can attend to find out more, including a new date on Wednesday May 15 due to high demand:
The engagement programme is focused on services currently provided at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital, which includes:
- Outpatients – clinical appointments when you don’t need to stay in hospital overnight;
- Urgent care – when your GP practice is closed and you need medical attention but it’s not an emergency;
- Chemotherapy – a cancer treatment using medicine to kill cancer cells
- Rehabilitation beds; where you can be supported to restore mobility to enable you to live as active life as possible
- Diagnostics – x-rays or ultrasound scans;
- Theatre – where you would have operations
- Endoscopy – procedures that can examine the inside of your body using an instrument called an endoscope.
For further information visit the dedicated page for Shotley Bridge engagement.