People living in the west Hampshire area, including Winchester, Eastleigh, Totton, Romsey and Andover are being invited to share in and celebrate the achievements of their local NHS services over the past year, and look forward to 2019.
Senior leaders from NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be showcasing how local healthcare services have been developed and improved to meet to meet the needs of local people, and how the healthcare budget of £759m was used in 2017/18.
West Hampshire CCG’s public meeting will be held at King’s Community Church, Hedge End, SO30 4BZ, on Thursday 20 September, from 1.30-4.30pm.
People can book online via EventBrite and are welcome to turn up on the day.
CCG Chief Officer Heather Hauschild said: “This is a great opportunity to help local people understand how the NHS works and how it is changing to meet the needs of local people.
“The NHS has been under particular pressure this year and we will be outlining how we are improving the availability of GP appointments and other consultations.
“Our area has been praised nationally for many local services and we would to share these success stories, such as heart and stroke services, diagnosing cancer early and life expectancy.”
The CCG works closely with many local organisations and the public meeting will show how joined up care works in practice – particularly helping people to live well as they get older. These include:
• Hampshire Fire service
• One Community
• Medicines management team (West Hampshire CCG)
• Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
• University of the Third Age
• Dementia awareness
• Healthworks Eastleigh Borough Council
• Age Concern Hampshire
Board members and senior managers from West Hampshire CCG will be on hand to answer questions and find out how to get involved in shaping future healthcare.
The full annual report and accounts are available on the CCG's website.