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Patients to voice their views on healthcare in Tower Hamlets today

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:30 05 October 2010

RESIDENTS are being given the chance to voice their views on the future of health services in the East End at an NHS roadshow today. As part of the Health for North East London programme, services across the area are being transformed over the next 10

RESIDENTS are being given the chance to voice their views on the future of health services in the East End at an NHS roadshow today.

As part of the Health for North East London programme, services across the area are being transformed over the next 10 years which could see changes across seven primary care trusts, including Tower Hamlets.

And residents are being invited to the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel Road today where NHS staff will be on-hand to give out information and answer any queries about the proposals.

Under the proposed changes, every patient in Tower Hamlets could soon have a 'super health centre', known as a polyclinic, on their doorstep where they could go for minor surgery or even give birth, rather than to their nearest hospital.

And the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel would become one of only two major acute hospitals in the area.

The roadshow will be based at the centre from 10am-4pm today.

It will travel to Tesco in Bromley-by-Bow next Friday from 10am-4pm, Asda on the Isle of Dogs on Friday February 5 from 10am-7pm and it will also be in the Royal London's Outpatients Department on Wednesday February 10, from 9.30am-12.30pm.


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