Pocklington people can have say on developing health services

Burnby Hall is hosting the health meeting on Monday
Burnby Hall is hosting the health meeting on Monday

A drop-in session is taking place in Pocklington next week where people can exchange views and information about the future development of local mental health and learning disability services.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) is joining forces with Healthwatch to run the public event on Monday (May 16).

As well as hearing the latest updates on what’s happening with mental health and learning disability services, people will be able to give their views on current services.

They will also be able to find out how to get involved in future developments, such as the new hospital.

Ruth Hill, director of operations for York and Selby at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Since we took over responsibility for services across the Vale of York we have been doing all we can to make sure service users and their families continue to get the care and treatment they need, when they need it, and to bring adult inpatient services back to York as quickly as possible.

“Over the coming months we are keen to start to involve more people in the future development of mental health and learning disability services for people across the Vale of York.

Sian Balsom, manager at Healthwatch York, said: “Involving people in developing health services is extremely important and we’re really pleased to be supporting TEWV to engage with the local community.

“We would encourage anyone with an interest in the future of mental health and learning disability services to come along to one of the sessions or to get in touch with us if they’re unable to attend.”

The exchange is taking place on Monday from 2pm to 5pm in Burnby Hall, Pocklington.

For more information, contact Healthwatch York on healthwatch@yorkcvs.org.uk or call 01904 621133.