The NHS in Durham is launching a period of engagement about services that could be provided from a brand new health facility in the North West Durham area – we want to hear your views!
NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is keen public feedback helps to influence how services are provided in the future.
The CCG will be undertaking an eight week engagement period from Thursday March 27 until Wednesday May 22 2019 to gather public views.
Further information will be shared when the engagement is officially launched next week.
There are a number of upcoming public events for members of the public to find out more:
|Wednesday 10 April||6 – 8pm||Consett Football Club, DH8 7BF||sbch_eng_consettafc.eventbrite.co.uk|
|Thursday 11 April||12 – 2pm||St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, DH8 0NW||sbch_eng_stcuthberts.eventbrite.co.uk|
|Thursday 25 April||11.30am – 1.30pm||Blackhall Mill Community Centre, NE17 7TL||sbch_eng_blackhall_mill.eventbrite.co.uk|
|Tuesday 30 April||1 – 3pm||Lanchester Community Centre, DH7 0NY||sbch_eng_lanchester.eventbrite.co.uk|
|Wednesday 8 May||1 – 3pm||Burnopfield Community Centre, NE16 7JF||sbch_eng_burnopfield.eventbrite.co.uk|
|Thursday 9 May||6 – 8pm||Bishop Ian Ramsey Primary School, DH8 6QN||sbch_eng_ian_ramsey_school.eventbrite.co.uk|
|Thursday 16 May||1 – 3pm||Louisa Centre, DH9 0TE||sbch_eng_lousia_centre.eventbrite.co.uk|
There will also be a series of ‘pop-up’ events at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital and a variety of community centres across the area during the engagement period.
Online opportunities to feedback will also be available from March 27 too. You can get in touch with us by using these dedicated contact details firstname.lastname@example.org and 0191 389 8609 (recorded answerphone).
The engagement programme will mainly focus 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 and things like ultrasound scans
- Theatre – where you would have operations
- Endoscopy – procedures that can examine the inside of your body using an instrument called an endoscope.