Friendly and informal local Community Health Forums, which are held across Knowsley have announced their latest meeting schedules.
The monthly forums aim to create a welcoming environment in which local people can learn about Community Health Services – part of 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, as well as listen to guest speakers chosen by forum members.
“This is an open invitation to go along to your local venue, enjoy our hospitality and be part of a forum that is committed to improving patient experience and the way we care for the people of Knowsley,” says Robert O’Connor, Community Health Team Manager. “You can learn about a range of health services and health issues and share your own views and experience to better shape NHS services. You can also find out what is happening in your local community and about the work of our partnership originations.”
As well as an opportunity to meet old friends and make news ones, members find that the forums are a key source of helpful information.
“I initially attended as a way of keeping my link after retirement with my past working life in the health service,” says Madeleine Cox a regular attendee at Halewood forum. “With old age I now have health issues of my own, so it is useful to be aware of help out there to cope with symptoms. An important spin off for us is the information we can pass on to neighbours, family and friends of all ages about health and well-being in our community.”
The next Halewood Health Forum takes place on Friday 1 February 1.30 to 3pm in The Halewood Centre, and will run every first Friday of the month thereafter.
The next Huyton Health Forum will take place on Friday 15 February from 1.30pm to 3pm at The Neighbourhood Centre in Stockbridge Village, and will run every third Friday of the month thereafter.
The next Kirkby Health Forum takes place on Friday 15 February from 10am to 12noon in Meeting Room One at the Kirkby One Stop Shop, and will run every third Friday of the month thereafter.
The next Prescot, Whiston, Cronton & Knowsley Village Health Forum takes place on Friday 22 February from 1pm to 3pm in Prescot One Stop Shop, and will run every last Friday of the month thereafter.
For further details contact the Community Health Development Team on 0151 244 4383 or email KIPSHealth.DevelopmentTeam@5bp.nhs.uk