Local health events – new date added
An additional date has been added to the series of local health events arranged in October and November to talk about the proposed improvements to NHS services and share the plans for the hospitals and maternity services in Leicester. In addition, a further health event is being planned in Leicester City, which we will tell you more about in the next few days.
People can also discuss at the events, other work that is underway to make care better for patients – including improvements to the healthcare that patients receive at home and in the local community.
The dates and venues including the new date are:
- Monday 29 October, Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough, LE11 3EB
- Tuesday 30 October, Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP
- Thursday 1 November, Civic Centre, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH
- Wednesday 7 November, Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1AB
- Wednesday 14 November, Eyres Monsell Club and Institute, Littlejohn Road, Leicester,LE2 9BL ****DROP-IN****
- Thursday 15 November, The Three Swans Hotel, 21 High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ
- Monday 19 November, Rutland County Council, Catmose Street, Oakham, LE15 6HP
- ****NEW DATE**** Monday 26 November, Sketchley Grange Hotel, Sketchley Lane, Burbage, Hinckley, LE10 3HY
All the health events will be held between 5pm and 7.45pm with the exception of Eyres Monsell which will be held 5pm – 6.30pm.
People can just drop-in for an informal conversation about NHS services that matter most to them between 5pm and 6pm, or attend the formal presentations and question and answer session commencing at 6.00pm. You can also attend for the entire event. The Eyres Monsell event will be just for drop-in and informal conversation.
If you are able to indicate to us the event you will be attending, we would be grateful. If you could register your attendance at http://www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk/getinvolved/, email BCTComms@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk or call 0116 295 4104. It just gives us some indication of the number of people we will welcome at each event. Of course, if this is not possible then please just drop-in.
If you feel other people you know would be interested in these events, then please do forward this email to them. We are also adding additional opportunities for people to join the conversation, which we let you know about in the coming weeks.
More about the health events
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) have the opportunity of significantly investing in the outdated acute hospital estate in Leicester and improving services for the benefit of the local population.
At the events you will be able to discuss the improvements being proposed that would reconfigure the three hospitals currently run by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Those hospitals are the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital.
Under the proposals acute services – where patients receive short-term treatment for an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery – would be moved to Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital. Some non-acute health services would continue to be provided at Leicester General Hospital, including the Leicester Diabetes Centre of Excellence, GP Access Imaging Hub and Stroke Rehabilitation.
Those plans include building a brand new single site maternity hospital at Leicester Royal Infirmary along with a dedicated Children’s Hospital. At the Glenfield Hospital we want to create a new treatment centre dedicated to planned surgery. This will mean that fewer operations are cancelled and we can build more wards to treat the increase in patients we are seeing with heart, chest and lung problems.
We recognise that people have questions about the proposals for the consolidation of level 3 intensive care services onto two of our sites and we look forward to the opportunity to explain why this is so important and the impact of this change on the wider reconfiguration plans.
People will also be able to talk to representatives from NHS organisations about the progress being made to keep more people well and out of hospital and provide better care in a crisis, as well as discussing the changes that will deliver more care close to home – particularly for those people who have one or more long term condition and those in need of high quality specialist care.
We look forward to welcoming people to one of the events to discuss in much more details the proposed plans and discuss the practical benefits they will deliver in the future and respond to any concerns that people may have.
Further information regarding the events is available by visiting www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk