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Have Your Say about Your Local Health Services

East Cheshire NHS Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust are working alongside the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Cheshire and Stockport to understand how some health and care services could be improved and sustained in the future.

A six-week listening exercise has been launched today, Monday, 21st February 2022, to gather opinions from health and care staff, patients, carers, and local people on what currently works well, what could be improved, and whether there are any barriers that stop people from accessing health services.

It includes a survey which covers a wide range of services including:

Cardiology, Critical care and Anaesthetics, Diabetes and endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, General surgery, Imaging (X-ray and radiology). Trauma and orthopaedics, Urgent and emergency care (A&E) and Women’s and children’s services. It also seeks views on experiences of Planned Care and Community Services. The survey closes on Saturday, 2nd April 2022.

Ged Murphy, Acting Chief Executive Officer at East Cheshire NHS Trust said, “This is the start of a conversation with the people who use and experience our services and those dedicated staff who deliver them. We are listening to our staff, patients, public and other stakeholders, seeking feedback about some of the key services both trusts provide to inform us on how we may be able to improve services for the future.

“Your views are vital to this work so please take time to get involved.”

Karen James, Chief Executive of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust said, “Our two trusts have a long and successful track record of working together in collaboration to deliver services to our population. We look forward to hearing what local people think about our current services as well as their ideas on how we can improve in the future.”

Dr John Hunter, Medical Director at East Cheshire NHS Trust said, "Many patients move between services at East Cheshire and Stockport to receive their treatment and ongoing care and support. Patients come from across Stockport and Cheshire and the Manchester area and from some parts of Derbyshire and Staffordshire to use our services. We welcome feedback from you wherever you live.”

Dr Andrew Loughney, Medical Director at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust added, "During the COVID-19 pandemic we have worked even more closely together to prioritise the care of those patients in most need, maximise use of our resources and skills, share equipment, and make best use of our estates. Looking at opportunities to improve our services further will give even greater benefits to our patients in the future.”

The full engagement document can be found here

An easy read version of the engagement document can be found here

Further information can be found here

Get Involved

There are several ways for people to give their views:

  • Complete an online survey
  • Request a paper or translated copy of the survey 01625 663918
  • Send an email to ecn-tr.localvoices@nhs.net
  • Write to:

Patient Experience Department,

2nd Floor New Alderley House,

East Cheshire NHS Trust,

Macclesfield District General Hospital,

Victoria Road,

Macclesfield, SK10 3BL