16 April 2013
Chance to hear more about Trust’s plans for the future
The NHS Trust which provides community and mental health services for Worcestershire is inviting residents to a series of events outlining how it plans to meet future challenges and expectations.
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, the main provider of mental health services and which runs the five community hospitals across the county, is holding ‘Planning for the Future’ events, starting next week, to providing residents with more information about its vision and direction of travel.
Managers at the Trust will talk about the emphasis on providing care in or closer to home and broadening the range of services and treatments available from local community hospitals. The Trust is also focused on helping people to stay healthy, supporting patient’s to recover following illness, and working in a more integrated and joined up way with partners.
The hour-long events will include a short presentation followed by a question and answer session when the audience can pose queries to members of the Trust’s management team. Health Trainers, who provide quick health MOTs, for example checking blood pressure, will be at each event.
Sarah Dugan, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, said: “What we will be talking about is our high level vision for how some of our services may look in the future. We feel it is right that we share this now to begin to get more feedback from people who have used our services, or who may access them in the future. We certainly feel that caring for more people in or closer to home and enhancing the kinds of services available in community hospitals is the right thing to do, but it’s critical that we hear from our communities to find out more about what they think.”