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Halfway Community Council   

Covering Cambuslang East, including the communities of Flemington, Cairns, Overton, Lightburn, Westburn, Newton, Drumsagard, Hallside and Greenlees.

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Time is running out to have your say on Lanarkshire’s healthcare strategy Achieving Excellence.

The public consultation on the strategy closes on Tuesday 1 November 2016.

People can share their views online through the online consultation questionnaire at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/achievingexcellenceconsultation .

There are also three further public meetings taking place:

Monday 24 October 2016 - Cumbernauld Town Hall, Bron Way, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire G67 1DZ 

Tuesday 25 October 2016 - Lanark Memorial Hall, Saint Leonard Street, Lanark, South Lanarkshire ML11 7AB 

Wednesday 26 October 2016 - Gartlea Community Centre, Hillfoot Road, Gartlea, Airdrie, ML6 9PL 

The open public meetings will be held at 6.30pm with refreshments available. The formal meeting will start at 6.50pm and end at 8.30pm.

The meetings will include an introductory presentation, small group discussions, and a question and answer session.

The proposals in “Achieving Excellence” are aimed at helping people live longer, healthier lives. The strategy sets out a number of proposals including: 

Plans for a £400m project to replace or fully refurbish Monklands Hospital 

the delivery of high quality specialist services in centres of excellence 

increased use of technology to help patients manage their own conditions 

the development of more community services 

a long-term model for the provision of trauma and orthopaedic surgery in Lanarkshire. 

Dr Iain Wallace, NHS Lanarkshire’s Medical Director, said: “We are urging people to take the opportunity to have their say on the healthcare strategy while the consultation is still open.

“Your comments and feedback are crucial to ensuring we have the right strategy in place to deliver high-quality, safe, effective and person-centred care for the people of Lanarkshire.

“As well as setting out our proposals for the future, ‘Achieving Excellence’ includes a clear commitment from NHS Lanarkshire that Wishaw General, Hairmyres and Monklands hospitals will all continue to deliver emergency care. 

“Each hospital will continue to have: a fully-functioning, consultant-led emergency department; acute medical and surgical services; diagnostics and imaging; operating theatres; and critical care and outpatient services.”

Achieving Excellence is one part of a trilogy of plans, along with Joint Strategic Commissioning Plans produced by the North and South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs), which will deliver modern, health and social care services. 

More information including copies of the consultation document, a summary version, At A Glance guides to “Achieving Excellence” and Trauma and Orthopaedics and videos are available at www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk/Involved/consultation/healthcare-strategy .

The public meetings are just one of a range of ways to get involved and additional stakeholder meetings are also taking place across Lanarkshire during the consultation period. 

People can send in their views before 1 November 2016 in one of the following ways: 

By completing the consultation questionnaire at  www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/achievingexcellenceconsultation

By emailing comments to hcsviews@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

By posting comments or paper copies of the questionnaire to FREEPOST RTEJ-HZLK-AETZ, NHS Lanarkshire, Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, GLASGOW, G71 8BB 

Issued by:

Calvin Brown

Acting Head of Communications

NHS Lanarkshire

Tel: 01698 858106

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