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Public have their say on Review of Health and Social Care

2011-11-08

Issued on behalf of the Health and Social Care Review Team

The major Review of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland is to step up in the next three weeks as a series of public meetings across the Province gets underway.

Already the Review team has conducted an intensive programme of engagement including a comprehensive series of workshops and meetings with political representatives, HSC organisations, clinical and professional leaders within the health and social care, staff representatives and stakeholders in the voluntary, community, independent and private sectors.

The views of the general public are being sought and according to John Compton, Chair of the Review Team, the public has a vital role in influencing the Review Team’s findings: “This Review is a once in a generation opportunity to reshape the health and social care system and its importance in bringing about radical and much needed change cannot be underestimated. We have set about engaging all those who have a part to play in the delivery of these services and wish to ensure we hear the views of the public who engage with health and social care either directly or through family and friends. “

A series of six Public Meetings have been extensively advertised and will be held throughout the first three weeks of November in Londonderry, Omagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Lisburn and Armagh as follows:

Alternatively, you can also contribute by participating in the online questionnaire at www.surveymonkey.com/s/HSC_Review or contact the Review team in writing by 11 November 2011 at:

Contact details:
HSC Review Team
Health and Social Care Board
12-22 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BS
Tel: 028 9055 3761 Email: review@hscni.net

 

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