A Message from Andrew Robathan MP
Throughout my time living and working in Leicestershire I have always been aware of the critical importance of the Feilding Palmer Hospital in Lutterworth. It provides an essential service to the people of the town and surrounding areas by enabling people to be treated near their homes and is an integral part of delivering healthcare within our local community which is so important. I used the hospital myself as a day patient after having my hips resurfaced and was always struck by the utterly professional, but completely friendly, way I was treated. Most important, it meant that I didn’t have to be driven to Leicester or Coventry for treatment which could be carried out in community hospitals. For many others – perhaps the elderly and the physically frail – I know this is even more important as journeys to hospitals in the big city centres are much more difficult.
I highlight this as the East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is currently undertaking a review of how community services are provided locally and are looking at a number of community hospitals – including Feilding Palmer – across the region. It is important that people respond to this survey so that the CCG is aware of the central and vital role the hospital plays in the life of Lutterworth and the surrounding areas.
You can complete the survey online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ELRElectivecare or ask for a hard copy by calling Penny Harris on 01162957571.
The deadline is 13th May 2012.