Have your say on developing health services in Lincolnshire

Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.  Photo supplied.
Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council. Photo supplied.
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Have your say

Health and social care organisations across Lincolnshire are looking for people’s views own how to change and improve services in the county.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), which runs Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, wants to get patients and the public more involved in its decision-making.

Making things better for most people, at the detriment of others, is not good enough

Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council

The trust is asking people to respond to Lincolnshire Health and Care’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) which includes proposals to shake up clinical services, hospital care, recruitment and training of staff, patient safety and lower mortality rates.

Lincolnshire County Council leaders have “serious concerns” about the STP and its ability to improve healthcare services for people living in the county.

Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Although we accept and understand the rationale for change within the county’s health services, the executive has serious concerns that the proposals in the current STP will not improve services for everyone.

“Making things better for most people, at the detriment of others, is not good enough.

“We also agree that money needs to be spent on better facilities following years of under-investment on our hospitals.

“However, it is entirely unclear as to where the money for this would come from or if it is even available.” ULHT leaders also wants to hear from anyone interested in being kept informed about the Trust’s work as a patient representative.

For more details about the STP and to share your views with the ULHT, visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/