Over 200 people have attended the first of a string of events be held by the NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Public drop-in events are being held outlining the proposals for the future of urgent care services in the region.
This week, Saturday 12 November the event comes to Beverley members of the public are asked to provide their input on proposed changes being made to health care in the region.
Speaking after the event Alex Seale, Director of Commissioning and Transformation, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG said:
“The amount of people who came to the first drop-in event is remarkable, we are really pleased that so many people came to find out more on our consultation and to have their say.”
“We have been encouraging local people to get involved in this consultation, either by coming to one of these events or by reading our consultation document and completing our questionnaire.
“The feedback we receive from clinicians and members of the public during this consultation, which runs until 17 January, will be considered by our governing body in March 2017, when we expect a decision to be made on the final service model for urgent care services.”
Under the plans, the six minor injury units across the East Riding of Yorkshire will be replaced by two or three urgent care centres.
“Our proposals are looking to introduce urgent care centres with consistent opening times of 16 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, these will provide a consistent range of advice, treatment and diagnostics, with no variation between the centres.
“By providing a consistent service, the centres will be better connected to the wider urgent care system, allow NHS 111 and ambulances to direct and drop off patients there. This is not possible with minor injury units as they currently stand.”
In all nine public drop-in events will take place in total across the East Riding of Yorkshire during November and December, members of the public will be able to come for more information and complete a survey.