The independent champion for health and social care is spending seven days in towns around Surrey for Meet Healthwatch Week to raise awareness of the organisation. The bus will visit Park Street in Camberley from 10am to 12pm on 15th September to meet as many residents as possible and listen to their views on health and social care.
Residents can fill out surveys on the bus asking them about health and social issues, give their views on care in Surrey and say what is important to them. Local Healthwatch Champions from Citizens Advice Surrey Heath will also be joining staff and volunteers on board.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Healthwatch to meet people, hear their views and tell them about our organisation and its positive impact on services in the county,” said Jane Shipp, Engagement and Communications Manager. “We are hoping to meet as many people as we can because our key role is to hear ‘your voice’, so please keep a look out for the bus and take the time to talk to us and let us know how you feel about health issues. We really need to know what people’s opinions are.”
Healthwatch was set up last year and is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public on health and social care. Its job is both at a national and local level to ensure that the views of health and social care service users and others are taken into account. Whenever you have a story you want to tell or you need information about local health and social care services, you can contact Citizens Advice Surrey Heath from 10 to 4 from Monday to Thursday on 01276-684342.