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A New Health Deal For Trafford - Calling all community and voluntary groups

In the final six weeks of the new health deal for Trafford public consultation, the NHS in Trafford is calling on all community, voluntary, religious and special needs groups and organisations, to join in the discussion around the proposed service changes at Trafford General Hospital.

A new community toolkit, containing a DVD and several interactive activities, has been specifically designed for local groups to help them learn about the proposed service changes and encourage them to share their views and opinions on the proposal.

There has been a really good level of response to the consultation from local residents. However, the NHS in Trafford would welcome more engagement with local community and voluntary groups, and is hoping that the toolkit will help encourage more active local discussion and engagement around the proposed hospital changes.

Dr George Kissen, medical director at NHS Trafford, said, "The interactive toolkit is a great new resource to help local groups play an active role in the consultation decision-making process.

"I would encourage all group leaders to request a copy of the free facilitator-led toolkit. It contains really useful interactive tools to enable friends and colleagues to understand the reasons why change at the hospital is necessary. It also contains case study tools to help residents explore the potential impact of the proposed changes on different groups of patients."

Any community group leaders or organisations who would like to request a free toolkit, or to find out more information about the toolkits and how they can be used, should: 

 ●  call 0161 873 9505 or for text relay call 18001 then 0161 873 9505

 ●  e-mail at newhealthdeal@trafford.nhs.uk

 ●  visit the consultation website www.healthdeal.trafford.nhs.uk

 ●  follow us on Twitter: @newhealthdeal

 ●  follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newhealthdeal


For more information please contact the press office at NHS Trafford: 0161 873 9544/0161 873 6048