Ilkeston residents invited to talk with NHS leaders about local health care - 28 September

Ilkeston residents are invited to talk about local health services with NHS leaders from Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust on Thursday 28 September at Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG.

The invitation is open to all, with light refreshments at 12.30pm, followed at 1pm by a short talk on NHS services in the Ilkeston area and an opportunity for anyone to ask questions.

The NHS trust runs services at Ilkeston Community Hospital and Long Eaton Health Centre, as well as in people’s own homes in the Ilkeston, Heanor and Erewash areas, among many other places across Derbyshire.

The lunch and combined Q&A session is designed to be an informal way of encouraging people to share queries or suggestions about NHS care with members of the team running Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust.

At 1.30pm the NHS trust board of executive and non-executive members, chaired by Prem Singh, will begin its formal monthly board meeting, covering an agenda to be posted online: http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/home/about/the_board/board-meeting-agenda-and-papers.

Visitors are welcome to stay for the formal trust board meeting as observers. Questions are invited for discussion during the formal business of the trust board but need to be submitted in advance.

Please contact: Kirsteen Farrar, associate director of corporate governance/trust secretary, via email: kirsteen.farrar(at)nhs.net, tel: 01773 525065 or write to Kirsteen at Babington Hospital, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1WH.                                                                                                                                              

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust employs approximately 4,500 staff, making it one of the largest providers of specialist community health services in the country. Details of services provided can be viewed here: http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/home/our-services

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