Make sure you include your full address and postcode. Otherwise they will have an excuse not to respond! We will keep tabs on and publish who replies. I have no idea why the big font above either!
The future of NHS and its place in our Society has been the subject of much discussion since this Government came to power in 2010.
The Health and Social Care Bill became law in March 2012. I would like you to outline what you think will be the impact of this Bill on the way the NHS is delivered both nationally, and more specifically in our local area. What do you consider to be the most important changes, and what are the positives and negatives for patient care over the next few years.
Secondly you will be aware that our local NHS Hospital Trust must find £99 million in savings over the next few years, starting with £24 million this year. The Trust has said 300 beds and ten wards must shut. This has begun with the axing of the Specialist Neurological Ward at Hull Royal Infirmary. The Consultants were so dismayed that they wrote an open letter in the summer, which said; “We have voiced our concerns on numerous occasions at managerial meetings and our opinions and concerns have been disregarded and a dictatorial approach has been taken, with new changes to our service implemented against our advice.”
I would be interested to hear what you think about theses savings, and the way that the Trust has handled them. What steps have you taken to find out about the impact of these savings on local patient care?
I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience on these serious issues.