By Gary Smee 28/06 Updated: 29/06 09:21
PEOPLE are being reminded they need to book a place at next week's discussion in Pershore on the future of healthcare in the county.
Wednesday's (July 4) event at the civic centre will see clinicians explain why the NHS believes hospital services need to change.
Members of the public will also be able to have their say on the different ways of providing hospital services and what they think will be best for the future.
No previous knowledge of the NHS is necessary to take part in the discussions and all ideas and views will be welcomed.
A total of seven similar events have been planned throughout the rest of the county and it is hoped it will result in up to 500 individual and detailed assessments on the ways in which care is set to be carried out in the future.
A full formal public consultation will begin in November and run until next February.
"As anticipated there has been strong public interest and involvement in the review at this very early stage and we are grateful for all the views and ideas we have had so far, " Chris Fearns, joint services review project director, said.
"It is important that we give every individual, group and community the chance to understand the challenges facing us in sustaining the quality and safety of hospital services, as well as influencing the great opportunities to develop better and joined up health and care services closer to home and designed around the individual needs of people and their families.
"We want to do this properly, and for this reason we have put back the start of the full public consultation to November this year."
The participation event in Pershore takes place from 10am until 2pm. To book a place e-mail email@example.com, stating which event you would like to attend, or call 01905 733981.
There are a number of other ways in which people can get involved:
Join the debate on the Trust’s 'Have your say' discussion boards
Send comments, feedback and suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the Trust on Twitter and Facebook and join the discussion
Phone 01905 733981 to request an information pack.
Write to: Joint Service Review, FREEPOST RRXY-RKTX-GBXT, Communications Department, Executive Suite, Sky Level 3, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 1DD
To find out more visit www.worcestershirehealth.nhs.uk/joint-services-review or call 01905 733981.
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