Have you done your bit to save the hospital beds yet?
SoB! is coming to Gillingham for 4hrs to give you the chance to formally have your say but WE NEED YOU to come to Ashley’s Cafe on Saturday 25th February from 10am to 2pm to…
• Complete your CCG Questionnaire
• Be a Street Rep for an hour or two
• Help in the pop-up
The only way to stop the bed closure is to complete the CCG Consultation Questionnaire before the 28th February.
Ashley’s Cafe, High Street, Gillingham SP8 4AA
Brilliant piece highlighting the lunacy of closing community beds when hospitals are cancelling procedures bc they are too full! It would be great to stress the point that the community-based beds are in *private* nursing homes. Not even bothering to hide privatisation strategies anymore.
CONSULTATION ON HEALTHCARE IN DORSET
on WEDNESDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2017
at SHAFTESBURY SCHOOL HALL
SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE:
- TIM GOODSON : CHIEF OFFICER, CCG
- DR KAREN KIRKHAM, CCG
- DR SIMONE YULE, CCG
- SALLY SHEAD : DIRECTOR OF QUALITY, CCG
- SALLY SANDCRAFT : DEPUTY DIRECTOR, REVIEW, DESIGN AND DELIVERY, CCG
- HELEN COOMBES : Interim DIRECTOR ADULT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, Dorset County Council
- A Representative from Dorset Healthcare
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaftesbury Town Council
01747 852420 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local campaigners gather outside the new headquarters of the Save Our Beds! campaign at 45 High Street, Shaftesbury, after its opening on Monday [6 Feb]. The campaign is hoping to get as many people as possible to object to plans by NHS Dorset to close the inpatient beds at Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury. The hospital, opened in 1874 in memory of the second Marquess of Westminster, serves patients from a wide area of both north Dorset and south west Wiltshire, including Tisbury and Mere. But campaigners are complaining that Dorset Care Commission Group (CCG) carrying out the NHS review is not properly consulting anyone outside Dorset. Campaigners (from left to right) are former town and district councillor Richard Thomas, former Shaftesbury mayor Ray Humphries, Jane Unwin, town and district councillor Piers Brown, town councillor Lester Taylor, campaign director Julian Prichard, Steve Unwin, Shaftesbury mayor John Lewer, district councillor Derek Beer, Gillingham mayor Barry von Clemens, Shaftesbury & District Task Force director Melanie Froggatt, and former Shaftesbury mayor Lester Dibben.