Vision For Local Health Services Highlighted at Falkirk Meeting

Local people in Falkirk are being invited to meet NHS Forth Valley’s Chief Executive, Cathie Cowan, to hear about the vision for local health and care services and provide feedback on what matters most to them.

She will be speaking at a meeting of the Falkirk Public Partnership Forum which will take place in the Sensory Centre in Camelon on Tues 20th November 2018 at 7.00pm. During the meeting Mrs Cowan will give an update on the latest plans and priorities for NHS Forth Valley, including the recent £17 million pound investment to help reduce waiting times. She is also keen to hear from local people about what matters most to them in the development, delivery and planning of health and social care services.

There will also be a presentation on the RESPECT pilot scheme (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment). NHS Forth Valley is one of the first health boards in Scotland to trial this new scheme which gives patients the opportunity to say what sort of care and treatment they would like to receive in the case of an emergency. This enables a summary plan to be created which would be used a guide in a future emergency when patients may be unable to make or express their wishes.

The meeting will take place on November 20th 2018 at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4DD, starting at 7.00pm. Anyone needing an interpreter or with other special requirements should contact Jessie-Anne Malcolm, PPF Development Co-ordinator on 01324 614660 or email