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Tower Hamlets patients voice their views on NHS overhaul

PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:30 05 October 2010

Patients shown how to fill-in a questionnaire on the proposals

Patients shown how to fill-in a questionnaire on the proposals

Carmen Valino

PATIENTS were sharing 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 ch

PATIENTS were sharing their views on the future of healthcare in the East End at an NHS roadshow today.

Around 80 residents dropped into the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel Road today to hear more about the proposals to transform health services across Tower Hamlets.

The possible plans, part of the Health for North East London programme, would include building more super health centres’, known as a polyclinics, in the borough.

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

Joint Clinical Director for the programme, Dr Mike Gill said: “It is all about local people’s health services and this community needs to be involved in these plans.”

The consultation was hosted by the London Muslim Centre as part of its Health Connex fair.

And residents were also given the chance to hear more about the London Ambulance Service and the borough’s Stop Tobacco Team and Health Trainers.

The roadshow 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.

www.healthfornel.nhs.uk


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