Have your say on urgent healthcare services

Pelsall residents are being urged to have their say on urgent healthcare care services after only 1,500 people across the whole borough completed a survey on the issue.

Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launched a review of urgent care services in May this year and have held drop-in events and online consultation opportunities over the summer.

But so far, only about 1,500 people have completed the short survey. Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel chairman, Pelsall councillor Marco Longhi, said it was important for as many people as possible to have their say.

He said: “Not many people have responded to the consultation considering the number of households there are in Walsall. This is really important and we need to remind residents that they still have time to have their say.”

The CCG has canvassed opinion about the short- and long-term future of the services and has put forward three suggestions for the immediate future of the Walk-in Centre, which must be relocated by April 2015.

The options are to move the walk-in centre to:

  • A new town centre location
  • In the North of the borough
  • The Manor Hospital and combine it with the Urgent Care Centre.

The consultation also covers Walsall CCG’s long-term plans for urgent and emergency care  over the next three to five years.
The short survey can be found on the Walsall CCG website

Consultation closes on Thursday, 14 August 2014.

The decision for the short and longer-term will be made by the CCG Governing Body on 4 September, 2014.

A  progress report will be discussed by the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel and Health and Wellbeing Board next month (September).

 

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