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Please find below a link to the latest edition of the newsletter focused on the proposed merger between Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals. In this issue, nurses and midwives from both of our Trusts joined together for the first time to get a real taste of how bringing the best together will benefit both patients and staff.
Last month we invited nominations for voluntary sector representatives to this new health body in North Staffordshire which has been set up to steer and plan for the development of a North Staffordshire Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP) model. Two nominations were received for the two places so no election was required. Your representatives are: for the Moorlands, Jill Norman of Support Staffordshire and for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Melanie Dunn of Staffordshire Housing Group. (Copies of the nomination forms attached for further information.).
Equal Support Opportunities (ESO) CIC have organised an event for people with disabilites to be held on 12 September 2017 at Allure NightClub, Burton.
With DJ Nathan Dawe hosting the evening doors open at 6.45-10pm
Cost £5 on the door or £3 in advance.
Pre-book tickets at www.eso-cic.org.uk
call 01283 537770 or email: email@example.com
or call into: Voluntary Services Centre, Union Street, Burton DE14 1AA
We would like to invite you to attend Healthwatch Staffordshire Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The AGM will be held on Tuesday, 4th of July 2017 between 5.30 – 8 pm and will take place at Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB.
The programme to include:
The boards of Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals have approved the Outline Business Case for the partnership between the two organisations, recommending a merger as the proposed way forward.
This collaboration is grounded in the core principles of retaining Queen’s as a vibrant district general hospital in Burton, which includes A&E, securing specialist services in Derby for a wider population, and considering the most appropriate use of our community facilities in Lichfield and Tamworth.
For more information about the proposed merger please see below.
Support Staffordshire is holding its next Health and Care Forum in Stafford on the afternoon of 19 July 2017. All managers of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations from across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent are invited to this meeting to provide a platform for informing, consulting and networking with voluntary sector colleagues around the health and care arena. This forum will ensure the sector is informed about and has the opportunity to input into the following strategic agenda:
Currently Staffordshire County Councl have a website known as www.StaffordshireCares.info which hosts information, advice and guidance around adult social care and health.
Providing up to date and relevant information is extremely important but having a separate website in addition to the Staffordshire.gov.uk site was confusing at times.
The Live Well Community Café’s will provide, fun, entertainment, advice and guidance to anyone living in south Staffordshire that has been diagnosed with or cares for someone with an illness or condition that has changed the way they live, whether that be diabetes, heart disease, dementia, Parkinson disease, fibromyalgia, arthritis, depression & anxiety, …… the list is endless.
A new board has been set up to steer and plan for the development of a North Staffordshire Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP) model. The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector has an opportunity to nominate its own elected representatives – three in total, one from each of the areas of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands, and Stoke-on-Trent. You are invited to put forward a nomination to represent either Newcastle-under-Lyme or the Staffordshire Moorlands.