Three more public events scheduled for Ashfield Health Village in 2013

Local people are urged to take time early in the New Year to share their ideas with the Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group about the health services they would like to see at Ashfield Health Village (AHV).

Three events are planned, including two informal drop-in sessions on 7th and 8th January and a public meeting on 17th January, which will be jointly hosted by Mansfield and Ashfield CCG’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr Amanda Sullivan, and Clinical Lead, Dr Raian Sheikh.

The informal drop-in sessions are for anyone who wants to give their views on services at Ashfield Health Village or who would like the opportunity to find out more about any aspect of the proposals.

The public meeting will present the feedback from the public consultation and will be an opportunity to hear about the themes and concerns identified by those who took part. The next steps in the project will also be set out, along with a timescale.

The information gathered at these events, along with the views and comments taken from recent Big Health Forum events held at the Civic Centre in Mansfield and the Summit Centre in Kirkby, will form part of the decision-making process which culminates in the Board meeting on 31st January.

Dr Amanda Sullivan said that these events represented the final steps before AHV could begin its transformation into a facility that truly reflected the aspirations of local people.

‘Although we will shortly have a clear and definite view of the way forward for Ashfield Health Village that will make best use of the £1.5 million investment,  it is not the end of the story in terms of the future development of AHV,’ said Dr Sullivan.

‘In addition to the specific clinical services that will be provided at AHV, such as dementia care, support for older people and services for young parents, we are eager to see more community-based services occupying the spare capacity in the building.

‘We are particularly interested in hearing ideas from local people that would help to ensure that Ashfield Health Village thrives and continues to develop and serve the community.’