People have until 8 October to give their views to NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on the future of health services in Heanor. Everyone can have their say by visiting www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk, or calling 01332 868 677.
NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group launched a 90 day consultation on 11 July following the discovery of asbestos at Heanor Memorial Hospital in September 2013. However, the CCG needs to look at the role of other health services as part of its wider responsibility for the health of all residents in the area. These include services based at Wilmot Street Health Centre, those provided in the wider community and those provided in people’s homes.
At the public meeting on 29 May the CCG confirmed that NHS funding is in place to build a new £2.5m health building which will provide services that meet the health requirements of the population.
Andy Layzell, Chief Officer of NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG, said:
“We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to give us their views on health services in Heanor. I’m pleased to report that there has been overwhelming support for our proposal so far, but it’s important that we hear from as many local people as possible. So, if you have yet to have your say I would urge you to so before the closing date on 8 October.
“The response has been lower than expected and it’s vital that we are able to hear about any opinions or concerns that people may have. We are making plans to maintain the momentum of the project once the CCG has made its decision at the end of October.”