Have your say in Planning Hospital Services (11/01/10)
11 January 2010
In recent years there have been major changes in the organisation of health and social care services on both sides of the border. The Centre for Cross Border Studies is holding a series of consultations in the Border Region to hear your views.
Many of the services based in border region hospitals will be – or have already been – moved to new locations. Some of these services are now being delivered in community settings. Some services have been centralised in larger regional hospitals.
The Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) has been awarded funding from the EU INTERREG IVA Programme to carry out research about how community involvement has influenced planning around hospital services in the border area.
Alongside this research is a study now being carried out on behalf of CCBS by consultants Horwath Bastow Charleton to explore where hospital services could be located to most effectively meet the needs of people living in the border region. As part of this research, CCBS is visiting a number of border communities to gather the views of local people