We also went out into the community with weekly awareness raising road shows in local town centres and surrounding areas, attending numerous meetings and engaged with schools and other local community groups to ensure as many people as possible could ‘Have their say’.
We held in total 17 Information Sessions across Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield to give people a chance to learn more about the proposed changes, ask their questions, give their feedback and have their say. Local clinicians and health managers were on hand to discuss the plans and to answer questions.
All the Information Session venues were disabled access friendly and an offer was made to request additional services, e.g. British Sign Language (BSL), language interpreter in advance.
Locations of Information Sessions:
|17 March||Sowerby Bridge|
|5 April||Hebden Bridge|
|9 June||Lockwood Park|
We held three public meetings on: 14th April in Halifax at Northbridge Leisure Centre; 18th April in Huddersfield at John Smith’s Stadium; and 6th June in Huddersfield at John Smith’s Stadium.
Each meeting was independently chaired and, following a short presentation, questions were asked of a panel of local doctors and health managers, who had each helped to shape the proposed changes.
Hard copies of the Consultation Document and survey were made available in different formats. Palantypist displays and British Sign Language (BSL) were available at all three meetings. The venues were disabled access friendly, had sufficient parking and and were the most suitable available at the time.
The meetings were also filmed on Facebook Livestream.
Below are the full transcripts of the public meetings and questions from the event on the 6 June.
Stakeholder Event – 13 September 2016
Representatives from local stakeholder, patient representative, voluntary and campaign groups attended a Stakeholder Event at Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top.
A presentation from the event is available here.
A report capturing recommendations from the event will be produced to support the CCGs in their deliberation process. This will be considered by the CCGs, together with the Independent Report of Findings; the Equality and Health Inequality Impact Assessment; and the response from the Calderdale and Huddersfield Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC).
The report is published under ‘Documents’