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Weston Hospital changes consultation now open

by mikebell on 15 February, 2019

The formal consultation process on the planned changes at Weston Hospital and A&E has begun. There are public meetings and an online survey. Please make every effort to take a look and have your say. Without a strong public response, our hospital will be downgraded and our A&E will close overnight permanently. You can read […]

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A new crisis recovery service will be opening in the centre of Weston-super-Mare later this year, as part of the NHS Healthy Weston programme. The crisis cafe will provide much-needed support for people with mental health challenges. Councillor Mike Bell said: “There’s lots of evidence from around the country that just this kind of non-clinical, […]

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NHS meeting approves consultation on A&E proposals

by mikebell on 5 February, 2019

The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group met this week to confirm proposals that will see the overnight closure of Weston Hospital made permanent. The plan will now be subject to a 14-week consultation process before a final decision is made. You can keep in touch with the progress of this […]

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Councillor Mike Bell reports: “There was a good turnout at the first two of four patient consultation meetings this week about the future of Clarence Park and Graham Road GP surgeries. My view is clear that both surgeries should remain open, though there may well be opportunities to manage lists and staff better to maximise access […]

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The overnight closure of Weston General Hospital accident and emergency department could become permanent as part of changes to health services across in the town. Health bosses shut the department from 10pm to 8am each night in July 2017. Despite coming under fierce pressure to re-open the A&E as a 24/7 facility from the local […]

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Protest at NHS meeting

by mikebell on 29 January, 2019

The Save Weston A&E campaign group will be protesting outside the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) Meeting on 5th  February at 1 pm at the Royal Hotel in Weston-super-Mare. At this meeting, the CCG is expected to announce the start of a consultation which could lead to the permanent […]

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Below is the latest update on the future of Clarence Park and Graham Road GP Surgeries, following calls from Councillor Mike Bell for a ‘reset’ of merger proposals to ensure patients were given the chance to have a proper voice. Any proposals for the future will also be affected by the new funding secured to […]

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Weston town centre gets £3million for health centre

by mikebell on 13 December, 2018

Fantastic news! It’s been confirmed this week that our local NHS has been awarded £3.2 million towards a new health facility and GP practice in Weston town centre. Councillor Mike Bell said: “I’ve been campaigning for this for several years, with members of the Heart of Weston community, Healthwatch and many others. Town centre health […]

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Big changes are being planned to services provided at Weston General Hospital as part of the NHS ‘Healthy Weston’ programme and a series of roadshows will provide more details on the range of options being looked at for Weston Hospital, GPs and Community Services. Roadshows will be held at the following locations in December: * […]

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Healthy Weston update

by mikebell on 11 October, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “I attended an NHS ‘Healthy Weston’ update this week. It’s a project to strengthen Weston Hospital, improve GP and community services and deliver better healthcare for local people. “In the New Year, they will be publishing options for consultation which will include how A&E may be run in the future. This […]

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