Our doctors want to talk to you and hear your views on how we run health services – and what we could do to improve them in the future.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is inviting members of the public to come and speak with clinicians about Transforming Clinical Services (www.hywelddahb.wales.nhs/tcs) at a series of events in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

We want everyone to have a good experience of our services and we also want to make sure that we spend your money wisely. We believe the best way to do this is to connect with local people, our staff and with partner organisations in order to jointly think about how best to run services.

‘Transforming Clinical Services’ invites you to join in our big conversation about our local NHS. We want to talk to and hear from patients, the public, carers, Community Health Councils, local authorities, the third sector – in fact everyone who uses, cares about or interacts with our services. We want to listen to the views and experiences of many people and groups to help develop a range of solutions that genuinely meet the needs of our communities.

The four key things we think we must do better:

  • Quality of care
  • Meeting the changing needs of patients
  • Making our resources go further
  • Joining up services

Where do we need to make changes in these services?

  • Out of hospital care
  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Planned care

The events will take place on the following dates:

Ceredigion

Thursday 13 July 2017, 2pm-7pm, Llanon Village Hall, Llanon, Nr Aberystwyth SY23 5HW

Please book in to attend this event online:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transformingclinical-services-tickets-35596983536 

 

Pembrokeshire

Tuesday 18 July 2017, 2pm, Roch Victoria Hall, Roch, Haverfordwest SA62 6JU

Please book in to attend this event online:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transformingclinical-services-tickets-35597159061 

Carmarthenshire

Thursday 3 August 2017 at 2pm, Tumble Hall, Heol-y-Neuadd, Tumble SA14 7DJ.

Please book in to attend this event online:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transforming-clinical-services-tickets-35934860134

Dr Phil Kloer, Medical Director and Director of Clinical Services Strategy, said: “At the heart of Transforming Clinical Services is one question: ‘How can we design services to meet the future healthcare needs of our local population, and help drive population health improvement in Mid and West Wales.’ We face a range of challenges and recognise that currently services are not as good as we would want them to be. We feel strongly that our residents deserve the best possible care and support to lead healthier lives.”

“We don’t want to assume we know best; we want to listen to our staff, patients and the public to understand what future improvements they want to see and then work together to achieve these over the next few years. This engagement exercise is the first step – we have not made any decisions, we want to hear everyone’s ideas, and to do this we have produced an “issues paper” for people to read and consider as well as a questionnaire to share their feedback. We are also running a series of online sessions to find out what people think.”

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who works in the NHS or uses NHS services to be part of a very important conversation – we hope to see you there!

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