Lincolnshire can have it say on community health

  Posted: 04.05.21 at 15:15 by The Editor

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People in Lincolnshire can have a say on how community health services are run in the county by attending a board meeting online.

The Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) is staging its next Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday May 11.

LCHS runs services across the whole of Lincolnshire, helping people to manage their health at home or in the community through general and specialist nursing and therapy.

The trust also provides urgent care services throughout the county and inpatient services at community hospitals in Gainsborough, Louth, Skegness and Spalding.

In line with guidance on fighting the spread of COVID-19 and in the interests of protecting its patients and staff, the Board of Directors meeting will be broadcast live via Microsoft Teams.

The trust is inviting people who wish to view the live broadcast of the meeting to click on this link at 10am on Tuesday May 11. Members of the public can still get involved by submitting questions to the Board of Directors in advance.

Elaine Baylis, Chair of LCHS, said: "Our board meetings provide the public with an opportunity to find out more about the organisation, the services we provide and how well we are performing. The role of our Board of Directors is to ensure that we are providing the highest quality care and improving the health of local people by providing services that reflect the needs of the communities we serve.

"Engaging with our patients and local community is crucial and we encourage people to get involved. It offers insight on our performance and an update on wider issues within the NHS. We start the meeting with a question and answer session for members of the public, however, this time with questions submitted in advance, due to the virtual nature of this meeting."

To submit a question for the meeting, people are asked to do so before midnight on Sunday May 9, by completing the form on the trust’s website or by emailing [email protected]

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