Members of the public are being invited to call in at a new NHS drop-in sessions which are due to begin in Berwick.
Linda Pepper, who lives in Berwick and has been a public governor of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust since 2011, has vast experience of working with the NHS to represent the views of patients and the public.
From Wednesday, September 4 Linda will start her new NHS drop-in session from 10am until noon at Berwick Library and is encouraging local people to go along and ask any questions about services at Berwick Infirmary and the care delivered out in the community by Northumbria Healthcare.
People will be able to hear about the Trust’s plans for a new hospital in Berwick and learn more about the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital which is set to open in Northumberland in 2015.
At the monthly drop-in sessions, which take place on the first Wednesday of the month, people will also be encouraged to give informal feedback about their recent experiences of care and any ideas for future local services which Linda will feedback through her formal role as governor with Northumbria Healthcare.
Linda said: “People often have lots of questions about their local NHS and as public governor for the Berwick area I am able to share information about the many services that we already have locally and also make sure people understand the future plans for Berwick.
“As a public governor I can also formally feedback to the Trust and ensure that they hear first-hand the views on the ground in Berwick.”