Healthwatch response to Leicester hospitals consultation: consolidated feedback

The consultation about proposals to transform Leicester acute hospitals and maternity services has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has given feedback on how the changes may affect you and your families.
Childrens Hospital plans

You told us 

  • Travel to access health care is consistently a problem. People are worried this will get worse once Leicester General is no longer an acute hospital. 
  • There remains a concern that plans may have under-calculated the number of beds needed going forward.
  • More local outpatient appointments, diagnostics and procedures in Rutland are hugely desirable and suggestions about specific diagnostics and procedures have been suggested.

Find out more and read the full reflection

The document Healthwatch Rutland reflects the public voice highlights the travel difficulties and uncertainty about bed calculations which we first raised with commissioners in our analysis of the Pre Consultation Business Case in October. In the report, we go on to draw out the major themes which have emerged for the Rutland public during our public engagement events held in the consultation period.

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