An opportunity to have your say on Maternity and paediatric services

Health and social care organisations across Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield are working together to look at how services might be developed and improved to meet needs now and into the future.
The vision is that people receive the right care, at the right time, in the right place.  This means providing more healthcare in the community, achieving greater integration of health and social care services, reducing the number of people who need to go to hospital, and making sure that people who do need a hospital stay are able to return home as quickly as possible.
Over the past two years, there has been a great deal of engagement about a range of hospital and community services.  Now is the time for local people to be involved in engagement in relation to children’s (paediatric) and maternity services.
Maternity services: these include services provided before and during pregnancy and after birth.  This could be services provided in hospital or in the local community.
Children’s services: these include services accessed by children and young people up to the age of 16 years such as A&E, urgent care (for example when a child has a minor condition) or when a child has a planned hospital appointment.
What can you do? To have your say, please complete this online survey, quoting CEC/12 by 14 December, 2015 go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MaternityandChildrenservices
Children and young people can have a say too: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChildrenandYoungPeopleRCRTRP
If you would like to speak to someone about how to be involved in the Engagement Champions’ work contact Megan Vickery at Voluntary Action Calderdale 01422 431094 or email megan.vickery@cvac.org.uk   If you would like to speak to someone about the maternity and children’s services engagement in more detail, please contact Jennie Smith, Engagement Officer for the Right Care, Right Time, Right Place project on 01422 307519.

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