Have your say on urgent care services in Sittingbourne, Sheppey and Medway

Over the past two years, we’ve been talking to local people about our urgent care services and how we can improve them.

We’ve heard that people want services that are easily accessible, joined up, available for both urban and rural communities, fit for the future and which encourage and support prevention and self care.

We’re now ready to start building the detail of the services we’re proposing and need your help to do that.
Come along to our event on 30 August to hear what we’re planning and support us to refine the details of the contract we’ll be putting out to tender. Our plans include building on the existing services we offer at Sheppey Community Hospital and Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital.

We’ve been looking at our minor injury units at these hospitals, the walk in GP service, GP out of hours appointments, NHS 111, and how we can build health hubs around existing services.

Our plans in Swale include:

  • Improving NHS 111 and putting a better service in place with more support from GPs and other clinicians and which works better with other urgent care services
  • Keeping similar urgent care services to those currently provided at the hospitals in Sittingbourne and Sheppey but making sure they work in a more joined up way.

Nationally and locally, NHS A&E services are struggling under the weight of demand and changes need to be made to the ways in which local and urgent care are provided.
Changes are planned for A&E and urgent care services at Medway Hospital and the event will also include a chance to hear about plans there and have your say.

Our event will take place on 30 August 2017 at Oasis Academy’s west campus in Marine Parade, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 2BE. It will be an all day event and lunch will be provided.

If you’d like to come along, please contact us as swale.communications@nhs.net for more details and to book your place.

If you’d like to come along but getting to the venue is a problem, please let us know.

View the event poster