The NHS Future Fit consultation has launched today (30 May 2018) and people across north Powys, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are being asked their views on proposals for the future shape of hospital service over the border in Shrewsbury and Telford. Public consultation begins today (30 May 2018) and ends on 4 September 2018.
A printed pack of information will be in the post to you today, but in the meantime:
- Please find attached a flyer which can be distributed locally (bilingual), the consultation document (English and Cymraeg), the consultation survey (English and Cymraeg), and a poster advertising the major drop-in event in Newtown on 28 June
- Detailed information is available from the consultation website at www.nhsfuturefit.org (English and Cymraeg)
- We are sharing information via our social media channels (PTHBhealth on Facebook, @PTHBhealth and @BIAPiechyd on Twitter)
A critical part of the consultation will be the responses made by individuals and organisations using the consultation survey. This can be completed online or in printed copy, and there is a FREEPOST address for returning completed questionnaires. Comments and feedback can be made via a range of other routes (e.g. telephone, letters, email and public events) but please do try to encourage people to complete the official questionnaire.
About NHS Future Fit
NHS Future Fit aims to agree the future shape of safe and sustainable hospital services in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – working with communities and partners across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales who rely on these services.
These proposals affect Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospital Telford, which are the main acute hospitals for many residents of Montgomeryshire and north east Radnorshire.
About NHS Future Fit consultation
Public consultation began on 30 May and end on 4 September. This consultation has been long-awaited so we are delighted that we are now able to share the proposed plans for the future of these two hospitals and encourage people across Powys to share their views as part of the consultation. As part of this process we continue to work closely with Powys Community Health Council, the statutory independent body that represents the public interest in health services.
A new consultation website – www.nhsfuturefit.org – has been launched today (30 May). Here, people can find out more, download the consultation documents and fill in an online survey. Paper copies of the consultation documents will also be made available across the region.
During the 14-week consultation, there will be eight public exhibition events across the region served by the hospitals, including one in Newtown on 28 June (poster attached).
In addition, there will be a range of pop-up style roadshows at community and public venues across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales with details to follow shortly. Representatives from PTHB and from the Clinical Commissioning Groups in England will attend a range of meetings and events providing regular updates and answering questions. Public meetings and events will be publicised on the consultation website at www.nhsfuturefit.org. We expect to confirm details of the first phase of meetings this week, and these will include Montgomery, Kerry, Knighton, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Newtown, Caersws, Llanfyllin, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Llanidloes and Machynlleth. As we move further west in Montgomeryshire the events will additionally focus on the current “Our Big NHS Change” consultation in Hywel Dda University Health Board.