Have Your Say – Health Centre

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Have your say on the future of Eastbourne Train Station Health Centre. The consultation has reopened and the CCG is asking for your feedback.

NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) restarted its consultation into the future of Eastbourne Station Health Centre on Monday 3 August 2020.  You may be aware that in February this year local people were asked to have their say on proposals, which included closing the walk-in service at Eastbourne Station Health Centre. The consultation was planned to run from 3 February to 30 April but was paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in line with government guidance and to ensure the health and safety of the public and CCG staff.

After careful consideration, the CCG’s governing body endorsed the restart of the consultation at its meeting on 29 July. The consultation restarted on 3 August and will run until Monday 14 September 2020.  This is not a decision that has been taken lightly and we recognise that people are still dealing with the effects that pandemic continues to have on their lives. However, as lockdown is relaxed, and more workplaces and businesses start to re-open, the CCG feels that the time is right to re-start the process.

The information is available:

• Translated into an overseas language

• Easy read

• Large print

• Braille

• Audio recording

• British Sign Language

If you would like the information in another format please call 01273 403687 or email EHSCCG.YourSay@nhs.net

Public events will be held virtually.  Face-to-face activities at established events such as the Eastbourne open air market and socially-distanced mental health walks will also take place. The CCG is also offering more traditional ways of getting involved such as by post and telephone.  If you would like the opportunity to join in the consultation by telephone please call: 01273 485687.

How Can I Provide My Feedback?

You can give your feedback on the consultation in a number of ways:

  • Via an online survey.
  • By filling in the questionnaire included in the consultation document and posting it using the freepost envelope provided. To ask for a copy of the document you can email your name and address to: esxccg.contactus-eastsussexccg@nhs.net or call 01273 403687.
  • At online engagement events, the dates and timings of which will be published on the CCG website
  • Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users can share their views by using the free SignLive app that connects them to a qualified British Sign Language interpreter. More information about the service and when it is available is also on the CCG website

There is also a recently launched webpage where you can share your stories,  experiences, post questions and suggest ideas about the proposal and local NHS services and see all future events and opportunities to get involved in the consultation. There are also key documents including the consultation document, summaries in different languages and BSL and updated frequently asked questions.