A health watchdog is holding a public meeting to encourage people to get involved in the future of health and social care in the county.
Healthwatch Rutland is hosting the meeting on its five-year health and social care plan on Tuesday, August 5, from 3pm until 5pm at Voluntary Action Rutland in Lands’ End Way in Oakham.
The chief executive team involved in preparing the plan will present proposals set out in the plan for the whole of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The proposals describe ways in which care can be moved closer to home for people in Rutland. They also include, however, potentially controversial proposals such as change of use for Leicester General Hospital and a maternity department for the area.
Chairman of Healthwatch Rutland Jennifer Fenelon said: “These are important changes for health and social care in and for Rutland and we would encourage people to come and give their views before plans are firmed up in the autumn”.
To book a place at the public meeting e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01572 720381.
The health and social care plan can be viewed by visiting www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk.
People unable to attend the meeting can e-mail their comments to the address above or write to: Healthwatch Rutland, c/o Voluntary Action Rutland, Lands’ End Way, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RB.