Healthwatch Cumbria (HWC) is delighted to report that the “Chatty Van” will be visiting a town/ space somewhere near you this November to help raise awareness of, distribute and support people to respond to the NHS consultation document, “The Future of Healthcare in West, North and East Cumbria.
From November 1st the Van will tour locations throughout West, North and East Cumbria giving people the opportunity to collect read and discuss this important consultation document which sets out a number of options for health service delivery.
HWC is an independent organization whose role is to ensure that people’s views and experiences of health and care services can inform service delivery and improvement. Our staff will be on the Chatty Van to enable people to access copies of the document by whatever means they require; easy read versions will be available as will electronic versions on iPads that will enable the user to respond immediately to the consultation.
David Blacklock the Chief Executive of Healthwatch Cumbria said:
“It is very important that people from across West, North and East Cumbria take up the opportunity to consider and respond to the options that are outlined in the consultation document. We know that people have strong views about how and where services should be delivered and Healthwatch Cumbria’s role is to help as many people as possible to be able to understand, discuss and respond to the consultation”
The times and venues for Healthwatch Cumbria’s first week of visits are:-
Tuesday 1st November
10 am – 12 noon Carlisle Cumberland Infirmary
1 pm- 3 pm Brampton Moot Hall
Wednesday 2nd November
10 am – 12 noon Wigton Community Hospital
1 pm- 3 pm Maryport Community Hospital
Thursday 3rd November
10 am -12 noon Workington Community Hospital
1 pm- 3 pm West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven
Friday 4th November
10 am-12noon Penrith Community Hospital
1 pm-3 pm Alston , Spa car park
Dates and venues for the Chatty Van tour for the rest of November will be announced as soon as venues have been fully confirmed. Some dates and times are available so that the van can respond to requests from communities for a visit.