Events to outline plans for healthcare in Ashby

Events to outline plans for healthcare in Ashby

2nd March 2015

Residents of Ashby are invited to attend two drop-in events in March to give them an opportunity to meet commissioners and providers of health and social care. The events will be providing an insight into what local health services are available and how some of these will look in the future.

Key health and social care organisations including West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) will be sharing the exciting new plans for Ashby, including how services such as community nursing clinics and musculoskeletal (MSK) will be run locally from Hood Park Leisure Centre, how new services are planned for the future and the real benefits that these services will bring.

Visitors to the exhibition-style event can drop in at any time and be able to find out about the services providing home-based support, as well as see how these services will work in practice. Representatives from Intensive Community Support services, Night Nurse Services, the Older Person's Unit and more will be on hand to explain what they will be doing for the residents of Ashby, and how they will help to reduce the need for hospital stays. There will also be the chance to watch a film outlining the plans, with West Leicestershire CCG and LPT staff available to answer any queries people may have on plans to relocate services out of Ashby and District Hospital, to increase the range of community health services and provide more care in people's homes.

The first event takes place at Ashby Library, North Street, LE65 1HU, on the afternoon of Monday 16 March, from 1pm to 4pm. The second event takes place at Hood Park Leisure Centre, North Street, LE65 1HS, on Wednesday 18 March from 6pm to 9pm.

Caroline Trevithick, Chief Nurse and Quality Lead for West Leicestershire CCG, said: "Our aim for healthcare in Ashby is to ensure that the services are able to meet the evolving needs of the population. These events are the next stage of an 18-month process that will highlight the progress we have made. They will provide the opportunity for local residents to understand what the changes mean for them and we look forward to sharing those next steps with everyone who can attend. We've worked with members of the local population, including the civic society and the town council, and are grateful for their support in planning and co-ordinating the event to ensure that it offers a clear picture of the planned health services in Ashby"

Rachel Bilsborough, Divisional Director for Community Health Services (CHS), Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, said: "These events are extremely important as they enable Ashby residents to get up to date with health and social care providers’ plans for the area. LPT looks forwards to sharing our plans so that people come away from the event with a clear vision of what our plans are and the benefits these will bring."