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Have your say on Wythenshawe Hospital's priorities

Members of the public, former patients, carers and local people are invited to attend a meeting to help steer future priorities for the Trust that runs Wythenshawe Hospital.

The ‘Health Matters’ event on Wednesday 21st March at 12 noon will be led by the hospital’s Governors and will seek the views of patients and members of the public on services offered by the Trust both at Wythenshawe Hospital and in the local community.

Julian Hartley, UHSM’s Chief Executive, says: “It is really important to hear what the public want from us, both now and in the future. We are a vitally important part of the community and want to ensure that we carry on meeting the needs and expectations of our local population. In the last 12 months we have taken on responsibility for community health services and we continue to grow our hospital-based services – and we want to ensure that all of our services continue to be in-tune with what people want and expect from us.”

In previous years, members of the public and patients have helped suggest priorities for the Trust’s Annual Plan, the strategic document which sets out objectives and service developments for the next 12 months.

Over the last two years, the topics suggested by members of the public as priorities for the Trust have included hospital food, protecting vulnerable adults and those with dementia, good financial management, increasing day case surgery and better complaints handling.

All feedback from patients and members of the public is welcome and everyone is invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday 21st March at 12 noon in the Education and Research Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, M23 9LT. Refreshments will be provided and it will be an ideal opportunity for local people to meet staff from the hospital and discuss the trust’s future plans. For more information, call 0161 291 2357 or email jenny.noble@uhsm.nhs.uk