Have your say about pro­vi­sion and qual­ity of ur­gent care ser­vices

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

IN THE wake of the de­bate about the clo­sure and re­lo­ca­tion of some ser­vices at Wy­combe Hos­pi­tal, a watch­dog is seek­ing peo­ple’s ex­pe­ri­ences of ur­gent care ser­vices.

Pa­tients have been rais­ing con­cerns about A&E ser­vices, aware­ness of which ser­vice to use when GP surg­eries are closed, and the qual­ity and per­for­mance of th­ese ser­vices.

Health­watch Bucks, the new con­sumer cham­pion for health and so­cial care in the county, has set up an on­line survey to gather in­for­ma­tion about vis­its to A&E, us­ing the NHS 111 ser­vice or GP out-of-hours ser­vices, and us­ing ur­gent care ser­vices, in­clud­ing the Mi­nor Ill­ness and In­juries Unit at Wy­combe Hos­pi­tal, dur­ing the past year.

Fam­ily mem­bers, friends or car­ers can com­plete the survey on be­half of a pa­tient who them­selves.

The re­sponses will en­able Health­watch to as­sess is­sues and trends. It will then pass on its find­ings to decision-mak­ers.

To take part, go to www. sur­vey­mon­key.com/s/HWBur­gent­care.

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