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Have your say about your local health services

East Cheshire NHS Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust are working alongside the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Cheshire and Stockport to understand how some health and care services could be improved and sustained in the future.  

The trusts have a long and successful track record of working together in collaboration. Many patients move between services at both organisations to receive their treatment and support as well as from other NHS trusts in Cheshire, in the Manchester area, and some areas of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.  

We believe there are opportunities to strengthen our work together, and to develop new models of care and ways of working to deliver health services that: 

  • deliver better outcomes for patients 
  • give staff greater flexibility to develop their skills and experience 
  • attract staff to work with us and stay with us 
  • ensure high-quality and sustainable services for the communities we serve 
  • make the best use of available resources

Together, we have launched a period of stakeholder engagement with our patients, staff and other people in the areas we serve to ensure they are at the heart of the work we do.

Let us know your views

A six-week listening exercise will run from Monday 21 February 2022 to midnight on Saturday 2 April 2022 to gather opinions from health and care staff, patients, carers and local people on what currently works well, what could be improved, and whether there are any barriers that stop people from accessing health services.  

COVID-19 has had a major impact on healthcare provision which has meant that the two trusts have already worked together to recover some services for patients. Advantages of this closer working relationship include working together to prioritise those in most need, maximise use of resources and skills, share equipment and make best use of our estates.  

Due to the skills and dedication of our staff, good clinical services have been maintained. It is vital that this continues and where possible is improved for the future. 

Services provided at East Cheshire NHS Trust, include those delivered at: 

  • Macclesfield District General Hospital 
  • Congleton War Memorial Hospital 
  • Knutsford and District Community Hospital 
  • Community-based services, which can be found here

Services provided at Stockport Foundation NHS Trust, include those delivered at:  

  • Stepping Hill Hospital 
  • Devonshire Centre for neuro-rehabilitation 
  • The Bluebell Transfer to Assess Unit 
  • Community-based services, which can be found here

Gathering the views of our service users, other clinical colleagues and wider partners is vital to assist our clinicians in their conversations on how to further improve services. If this leads to any recommendations around potential changes to how services are to be delivered in the future, then there will be further engagement and discussions with patients, staff and people in the areas we serve. 

Thank you to everyone who has got involved and provided their views about local health services. We will analyse what you told us and provide feedback as soon as we can. Look out for a post to signpost you to the report.

Find out more about East Cheshire NHS Trust or Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.