Leicester Mercury

Talks held on fu­ture of health­care


TALKS have been held on the fu­ture of health pro­vi­sion.

East Le­ices­ter­shire and Rut­land clin­i­cal com­mis­sion­ing group (CCG) chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Tim Sacks met of­fi­cials from Mel­ton Bor­ough to dis­cuss is­sues raised as a re­sult of house­build­ing in Mel­ton.

Coun­cil­lor Leigh Hig­gins, deputy coun­cil leader, said: “The peo­ple of Mel­ton said loud and clear they want im­proved pa­tient ser­vices and choice for pri­mary care as the town grows.

“At our most re­cent meet­ing with the CCG I would say there were ro­bust but very pos­i­tive dis­cus­sions had on what the fu­ture of pri­mary care ser­vice de­liv­ery could look like, in­clud­ing at St Mary’s Hos­pi­tal.

“I felt not only the CCG heard what we were say­ing but more im­por­tantly they wanted to work in pro­duc­tive part­ner­ship.”

A spokesman for the CCG said: “The CCG is ex­plor­ing all sus­tain­able so­lu­tions to meet the pro­posed fu­ture needs of pa­tients in Mel­ton.”

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