University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is hosting free talks for the public next week – focused on the Trust’s upcoming Care Quality Commission (CQC), and the work that has been done across the Trust in the last year.
The free educational talks, titled ‘Making it Happen – Improvements Across Our Hospitals’, are part of a series of talks the Trust puts on for members of the public about topics of interest.
The talks will allow the Trust’s Foundation Trust Members and members of the public find out more about the upcoming CQC inspection, which is due to take place between 11 and 14 October 2016.
Discussion at the talks will focus on how the Inspection is carried out, what the Inspectors will be looking at, and how the public can get involved and have their say. They will also give the Trust the chance to feedback to the public about the work staff have been doing across its hospitals to make further improvements since the CQC last inspected the Trust in July 2015.
The talks, delivered by UHMBT Executive Directors, will take place on:
- Westmorland General Hospital: Thursday 8 September at 10am
- Furness General Hospital: Friday 9 September at 10am
- Royal Lancaster Infirmary: Monday 12 September at 10am
Pearse Butler, Chair, UHMBT, said: “The talks we hold for our Members and the public are all part of our commitment to engage with local people on issues and conditions that really matter to them.
“The Inspections by the CQC are very important as they provide the opportunity for us all to demonstrate how far we have come, and the rating they give us helps to provide a level of assurance to staff, the public, stakeholders, and the public the standards of care they can expect in our hospitals.
“We know how passionate local people are about their hospitals and whilst a large proportion of Acute NHS Trusts are now rated as ‘requires improvement’ like us, we are sure that the public share our ambition of continuing to work together to achieve a rating of ‘good’ as a minimum.
“These talks are our chance to talk to you directly about our upcoming inspection, what we have been doing in terms of improvements, and importantly, highlight the ways you can get involved. We hope to see as many members of the public there as possible.”
Members of the public who attend the talks can also sign up to be a Member of the Trust, which means they can stay up to date with what is happening at the Trust and receive special invites to various events and talks.
For more information or to book a place one of the talks, please contact the Foundation Trust Membership Office on 01229 404473 or FTmembershipOffice@mbht.nhs.uk.
If you would like to become a Member of the Trust, complete the online form at http://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/trust/contact-the-ft-office/, or contact the Membership Office on the above details. More information on the benefits of becoming a member can be found on the Trust’s website at http://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/trust/