Ensuring Health Services are Fair for All – Public invited to Local Clackmannanshire Meeting

The pledge by NHS Forth Valley to treat all patients fairly, whatever their needs, is to be discussed at a meeting in Clackmannanshire. Those attending will be encouraged to help shape priorities for the next two years to ensure better outcomes for patients and communities, and improved working environments for staff.

NHS Forth Valley’s Public Partnership Forum Co-ordinator, Jessie-Anne Malcolm, said that the meetings, which are normally held on Tuesdays, have been moved to a Wednesday and there has also been a change of venue from the Bowmar Centre in Alloa to Sauchie Community Hall.

Explaining that equality lies at the heart of NHS Forth Valley she added: “The presentation will identify actions taken already to strengthen the way we care for our patients, and also give the public the opportunity to have their say. In addition to discussing recommendations relating to equality, we will also be examining the Patient Rights Act of 2011 which aims to improve patient experience. It would be good to hear views from the public perspective and encourage people to become more involved in decisions about their own health and well being.”

The meeting is being held at 7.00pm on Wednesday February 18th within Sauchie Community Hall, Mar Place, Sauchie, FK10 3EA

If you need creche facilities or an interpreter to enable you to attend this event or have any other special requirements please contact: Jessie-Anne Malcolm, PPF Development Co-ordinator on 01324 614660, or send an e-mail to: jessie.malcolm@nhs.net