Public meetings planned over controversial Hywel Dda health Board plans
7:00am Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
Hywel Dda Health Board's public meetings start next week as consultation on the biggest changes to healthcare in the region continues.
The public events begin with three large scale public meetings with a Question Time format with the first in Llanelli on September 4th.
Pembrokeshire's first meeting will be on Thursday, September 20th at Sir Thomas Picton School, Haverfordwest, 7pm to 9pm.
They will offer local people the opportunity to question the health board on Your Health, Your Future – Consulting Our Communities, which details proposals to improve services and patient outcomes for communities now and in the future.
Hywel Dda Health Board Chairman Chris Martin is urging people to get involved: “The views of local people, staff and stakeholders are really important to us and we recognise the enthusiasm and passion that has been shown for the NHS. There are many different ways in which people can get involved - from attending one of pubic events to visiting our online resource."
The meetings will have a panel who can answer questions from the public - panel members will include senior representatives and healthcare professionals, and invited representatives from the Community Health Council, political representatives and health interest groups.
Questions will be taken in a mixed format - submissions in advance of the day, submissions at the start of the event, and, as can be accommodated, questions from the floor during the event itself.
If you would like to ask the health board a question at the public meetings, submit these in advance either by:
* Writing to the health board at FREEPOST HYWEL DDA HEALTH BOARD
* E-mailing the health board at email@example.com
* Leaving your question on the telephone answer machine 01437 771232.