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HealthWatch Wiltshire Roadshow

Aiming to put Wiltshire people in the driving seat on Health and Care issues

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Staff and volunteers from the county’s independent health and care champion, HealthWatch Wiltshire (HWW), will be taking to the roads of Wiltshire in September 2017 to find out what people think about their local health and care services.

HWW aims to speak to at least 1000 people from all corners of the county as part of its ‘Campervan and Comments Tour’.

The roadshow will travel almost 400 miles zig-zagging around Wiltshire in a classic 1969 VW campervan and park up at key locations around the county to gather the views of people of all ages.

Lucie Woodruff, Healthwatch Wiltshire Manager, explained:

“We want to reach at least 1000 people from all over Wiltshire in just two weeks. We thought it would be a great idea to hire a campervan and visit places where people might not have heard of Healthwatch before. The role of a local Healthwatch is to make sure the health and care system in the area meets the needs of the people who use it. Feedback is gathered from patients and their families on services such as GP surgeries, care homes, hospitals, mental health and social care. These findings are then taken to the organisations which plan, pay for and deliver health and care services. Wiltshire is such a huge county and we thought a roadshow would be a great way to reach more people and give them the opportunity to have their voice heard. Plus, everyone who we speak to will get free refreshments and a cupcake too!”

Please see below for information on their planned dates and venues starting from September 2017:-

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