Commissioners’ response to Healthwatch Considerations for Rutland questions on the Leicester acute hospitals and maternity reconfiguration proposals

Our reading and analysis of the detailed thinking that underpins the proposals, set out in the Pre-consultation Business Case (PCBC) gave rise to a series of questions.
Leicester General Entrance

These questions were submitted to the Chief Executive of Leicester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) last month and the response can be read and downloaded below:

Read CCG Response

The questions, based on the content of the PCBC, supported by extracts from the document’s text and tables, considered how the proposals most directly affect people in Rutland and sought further detail through the questions. You can read the original paper and questions in full below:

Read Considerations for Rutland

The consultation runs until 21 December and we encourage everyone in Rutland to complete a questionnaire, to make your views known to commissioners:

Complete a questionnaire

Alternative language formats, accessible versions such as hardcopy, large print, and easy read, and requests to complete the questionnaire by telephone, can all be arranged by calling 0116 295 0750.  

Whilst we strongly encourage you to fill in a consultation questionnaire we would also like to hear from you in our four question quick poll: 

Share your views

During recent engagement meetings, Healthwatch Rutland heard that many people in Rutland had not received the 8-page information leaflet sent by the CCG to all households informing of the plans. We raised this with the CCG, which has responded that

“…the number of people from Rutland completing the consultation questionnaire is reasonably high and many are naming the leaflet as a method of finding out about the consultation.”

However, in order to ensure that as many people as possible know about the plans, the CCG has arranged that the distributor will redeliver, with GPS tracking, to ensure that evidence of delivery success rates is obtained.

For anyone in Rutland who was unable to attend our public meeting on 28 October to discuss the hospital and maternity proposals, we are organising an informal virtual chat session on 24 November at 2pm. Register below to hear more about the plans and let us know how you think you and your family will be affected.

Register for the chat session

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