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How fast is the ambulance service in Weston?

by mikebell on 6 March, 2019

The most critically injured patients in rural areas are at risk due to the time it takes the ambulance service to reach them, according to the BBC. Some rural communities wait more than 20 minutes on average for 999 crews or trained members of the community to get to immediately life-threatening cases like cardiac arrests […]

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Clarence Park / Graham Road GP latest

by mikebell on 28 February, 2019

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “I was at North Somerset Council’s Health Scrutiny Panel this week to argue for both Clarence Park and Graham Road GP surgeries to be kept open. There is a consultation underway that proposes to either: 1) close Clarence Park Surgery and merge with Graham Road or 2) keep Clarence Park open as […]

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Mike meets hospital consultants on A&E

by mikebell on 27 February, 2019

Weston Central Ward Councillor Mike Bell met with consultants from Weston Hospital this week to discuss their plans to keep 24/7 accident and emergency services open in the town. Mike said: “I was pleased to meet with some of the consultants from Weston Hospital to hear more about their ideas to help save our A&E […]

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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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