Posted: Fri, 3 Feb 2023 14:00
People in Hinckley and Bosworth and anyone else with an interest in community health services in Hinckley, are being urged to have their say on multi-million pound proposals to transform services.
The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland has developed proposals to build a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Hinckley to increase the number of services available for the local community. The improvements would bring local people the best in modern and fit for purpose facilities for health checks, scans and tests, so that they can be diagnosed closer to home, without having to travel to a large hospital elsewhere.
NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (LLR ICB) was successful in gaining approximately £14.5million of government investment to build a new CDC. This money is in addition to £7.35 million of funding that was allocated to the ICB by NHS England in 2018, which will specifically fund a day case service.
Helen Mather, Associate Director of Elective Care, Cancer and Diagnostics at the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board, said: "It has been our ambition for some time to make improvements to the community health services in Hinckley and to provide a Day Case Unit. It has also long been recognised that conditions at the hospital, which was built in 1899, are difficult for both patients and staff, with a need for more modern facilities.
"Additionally, with the recent government investment in new Community Diagnostic Centres, we now have a fantastic opportunity to provide more services closer to patients' homes, in modern, fit for purpose buildings that meet the needs of a growing and ageing population."
People can find out more information, including details of engagement events and have their say on the proposals by visiting www.HaveYourSay.co.uk and completing an online questionnaire by 8 March 2023. The questionnaire is also available in other formats by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.