Making health services fit for the future was the theme of a drop-in event held at Hunstanton’s Town Hall on Monday.
Organised by the NHS West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WNCCG) visitors were invited to gather information about a range of services offered for each stage of life introduced by Dr Ian Mack who said: “I am very pleased with the turnout at this event and the public engagement.”
Set against the backdrop of unrelenting financial pressures, a growing elderly population and a rising demand for healthcare the information boards out lined the challenge to find new and better ways of working so that sustainable health services can be developed to meet local needs.
Commissioned by the health regulator Monitor, the contingency planning team has been working with patients, clinicians GPs and staff since last autumn to find a solution to the financial and quality issues faced by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn.
The event set out a ‘Case for Change’ and residents were invited to provide feedback about the information on display and let the team know about any additional information that they think needed considering.
Photo from left, chairman of the Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Ian Mack, governor of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Robin Broke, Norfolk Hospice volunteer Peter Parker, the Stroke Association’s Rick Thornton, Kim Peach, Chris and Sheila Peach and Victoria Thornton (seated) with residents Richard and Sue Shaw, Richard Bird, Town Clerk Lisa Powell and Pat Richardson.
Photo: ELAINE BIRD townandaround.net