Healthwatch Dorset are holding a week of events in Bridport from 20th August to find out more about local health & care services.
Joyce Guest, Chair of Healthwatch Dorset, explains: “We’re planning a week full of events to promote Healthwatch in and around Bridport. We’ll be out talking to local people about health & care services to find out what works well and what doesn’t. If you live in the Bridport area, please tell us what you think of GP services, care homes, dentistry, mental health, home care & your local hospitals at any of our events or on social media using #HWDRoadshow”
You can find Healthwatch Dorset information stands throughout the week:
Monday 20th August, 10-1pm at Bridport Community Hospital
Tuesday 21st, 10-3pm at Bridport CAB, South Street, Bridport
Wednesday 22nd, 10-11.30 Bridport Youth Centre, 12-2pm at Oh Crumbs Café
Thursday 23rd August, 8-6pm at the Melplash Show, Stand B29
Friday 24th August, 9.30-12.30 at Bridport Medical Centre, West Allington
If you would like to get involved, or if you know of a Bridport community group that’s interested in health & care services, please get in touch and we can provide you with a Healthwatch information pack call 0300 111 01012 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthwatch Dorset works with local people to discover what’s really going on in health and care services across the county. They offer free independent information to help you find your way through the system and use your feedback to influence the way local services are provided.
Over the last year Healthwatch Dorset has made improvements to the local NHS complaints system, carried out a maternity services project, visited care homes, worked with children & young people to gather their feedback, and run a volunteer led mystery shopper project to find out more about local access to GP services.
To find out more you can contact Healthwatch Dorset by calling 0300 111 0102 (calls cost the same as 01 or 02 numbers). Write to Freepost RTJR-RHUJ-XBLH Healthwatch Dorset, 896 Christchurch Road BH7 6DL (no stamp required) www.healthwatchdorset.co.uk Twitter @HwatchDorset & Facebook using #HWDRoadshow or by visiting your local Citizen Advice Bureau.