Health roadshows to visit north Northumberland

North Northumberland residents are being invited to share their views on how the NHS can be '˜fit for the future'.

Tuesday, 7th November 2017, 10:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 2:03 am
Berwick Infirmary.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is visiting communities to encourage residents to ‘join our journey’ and ‘talk about our ever-changing NHS’.

Thanks to advances in diagnostics, medical treatments and surgical techniques, procedures which were once only carried out in specialist centres are now common place in even small local hospitals.

More care can also now be delivered closer to people; out in the community and in people’s homes.

Claire Riley, the Trust’s director of communications and corporate affairs, said: “In many ways we are already embracing many of the challenges faced by today’s NHS by harnessing new technologies and treatments and we’re leading the way nationally for integrating health and social care; with revolutionary outcomes for patients.

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“However, we fully appreciate there’s more we can do and that’s where we need your input. We’re particularly keen to hear your ideas about how we can do things differently and make the most of the resources we have.”

Roadshow dates and venues include: Berwick, Mather Unit car park, Wednesday, November 8, from 9am to 4pm; Belford, Market Square, Thursday, November 9, from 10am to noon; Wooler, Cheviot Centre car park, Thursday, November 9, from 2pm to 4pm; Bamburgh, car park opposite castle, Friday, November 10, from 10am to noon; Seahouses, Seafield car park, Friday, November 10, from 2pm to 4pm; Alnwick, Market Place, Saturday, November 11, from 10am to noon.