Talks take place on the future of Melton’s health provisionPublished Tuesday, 22nd October 2019
Melton Borough Council have been discussing the future of Melton’s health provision with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Chief Operating Officer for East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group, Tim Sacks met with the Deputy Leader, Cllr Higgins and Council Officers to talk though some of the issues raised as a result of anticipated housing growth in Melton Mowbray.
Cllr Leigh Higgins, Deputy Leader for Melton Borough Council said: “The people of Melton said loud and clear they want improved patient services and choice for primary care as the town grows. We back that view and were elected on a mandate to campaign for such on that basis. At our most recent meeting with the CCG I would say there were robust but very positive discussions had on what the future of primary care service delivery could look like, including service provision at St Mary’s Hospital. I felt not only the CCG heard what we were saying but more importantly they wanted to work in productive partnership with the council to ensure our ambition for a second doctors surgery here in Melton is thoroughly considered.”
A spokesperson for East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, (ELR CCG) said: “ELR CCG is committed to commissioning and delivering the most appropriate healthcare services to meet our patient’s needs. As part of the planned growth in Melton, ELR CCG is currently exploring all sustainable solutions to meet the proposed future needs of patients in Melton and the surrounding areas. We will continue to work closely with local partners throughout this process to future proof our services.
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