PATIENTS and carers are being urged to get involved with their local hospital and community services.
Solihull Patient and Carer Advisory Group meets at Solihull Hospital every eight weeks to help improve services and is keen to attract new members.
Group chairman, Kieran Dooley, said: “Since joining the group I have an understanding of the everyday working of the NHS. At each meeting we have a guest speaker to discuss the responsibilities of their department. We get to discuss problems passed on to us from people who have used the services.”
Jamie Emery, the hospital’s patient and public involvement manager, added: “The group was formed to allow for an exchange of views between people who use our services and staff regarding existing services and potential developments. This is an ideal way for patients and carers to be involved and we encourage anyone who wishes to make a difference to their local health services to come along and help us improve the services we deliver.”
The next meeting will be held on October 31 at 6pm. For more information call Catherine Williams on 0121 424 3328.