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Have your say on the proposed Midhurst Community Health Hub

Monday 23rd September, 2019

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People living in and around Midhurst are invited to an NHS and local authority event to input into proposals for a new Integrated Community Health Hub.

Local residents and other interested parties are invited to join us to hear about the proposed Integrated Community Health Hub in Midhurst, and importantly to feed in their thoughts. There will be time dedicated at the meeting for a question and answer session.

  • Date: 8 October 2019
  • Time: 5pm – 7pm
  • Location: The Hall, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH

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Representatives from NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG),local GP leaders, West Sussex County Council and local NHS health providers (including Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), will speak about plans for developing joined up health and care services, how the needs of local people are being considered (including community transport); and how we are working on what the local public and patients have already told us.

Dr Emma Woodcock, GP, Clinical Director of Rural North Chichester Primary Care Network and senior partner at Loxwood Medical Practice, said:

The NHS is under pressure like never before and we  all agree that services need to change and adapt in response to increasing demand and an ageing population. We think that creating a community health hub – bringing together the wealth of local services, care and support under one roof and linking this in with the local practices and other community services across the rural area - will go some way to meeting the needs of our local population. But we need to hear more about your experiences of accessing local services, including community transport concerns, before we progress our plans.

The plans for joining up local community health and social care aim to further improve the way care is provided to local people in the rural area, making sure that each individual can receive a personal, proactive, reactive and planned service, keeping patients well-supported within their own homes, wherever possible.

As we do this, we need to consider the range of health and care services where patients can go to get the right care, in the right place, at the right time,

said Dr Woodcock

This may be a professional visiting your home, a consultation with your community pharmacist, support to access a regular social activity, or even a telephone call to NHS111.

This date is one in a series of events designed to find out what matters to people in the local area.

It follows our first community meeting in February this year and subsequent series of conversations held in small venues across rural north Chichester communities since June 2019, supported by Healthwatch West Sussex. These discussions have helped us get a feel for how people think NHS services could be improved.

How to contact the communications team

You can reach our communication team by:

  • Calling – 01903 707447
  • Emailing – contactus.coastal@nhs.net
  • Writing to – Communications Team, NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, 1 The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN12 6BT