Meeting the Challenge – shaping the future of out local healthcare

Monday (4 March) sees the start of the Meeting the Challenge public consultation on proposed changes to our local hospital and community health services.

These are very significant changes that we are confident will help us to save more lives and put our healthcare services on a par with the best in the country, providing you, as patients, with better experiences and results.

It is vitally important that you get to have your say on these proposals and over the next few days, you will receive a summary document through the post summarising the reasons behind these proposals and why change is needed. It will outline exactly what is being put forward and what that means for you.

I would encourage you to read and absorb this information and complete the questionnaire which you will find enclosed in the document. You can return this to us via; FREEPOST Meeting the Challenge Consultation.

I would also urge you to come along to our public meeting at Dewsbury Town Hall, 8pm on Monday 11 March where you can air your concerns, get your queries answered and ultimately, tell us what you think.

We want to make sure you can make an informed contribution to this consultation exercise and there will be a series of roadshows and drop-in sessions across north Kirklees over the next three months.

Everything you need to know about the proposals, the process so far and how you can get involved can be found on the dedicated website; where you will also find a downloadable version of the consultation questionnaire.

This is an important process that will shape the future of our local healthcare so I cannot stress enough how crucial it is for you to get involved in this consultation.

If you would like us to come to one of your community meetings or need any further information, contact the Meeting the Challenge team on 01924 317757.

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