THREE health organisations in Solihull and Birmingham are joining forces to consult local people about what they want from NHS maternity services.
Heart of England Foundation Trust, Solihull NHS Care Trust and NHS Birmingham East and North will launch the wide-ranging consultation after an independent review of current services. They are particularly keen to hear from individuals and organisations who would like to comment.
Mark Goldman, Chief Executive of Heart of England, which manages Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope hospitals, said: “There has been much speculation about the development of maternity services in Solihull and Birmingham with so-called ‘decisions’ which the three NHS organisations involved have yet to consult on. This consultation will give us the opportunity to explain the issues to local people, particularly the women and their families who choose to use maternity services at Solihull, and give them information so that they can base their opinions on fact not fiction.”
Sally Burton, chief executive of Solihull Care Trust, said: “We welcome this consultation because it gives us the opportunity to learn what service users think and want from maternity services.”
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