Stockport MP Ann Coffey has ensured that hundreds of her constituents have a voice in the Healthier Together consultation on the way healthcare services in Greater Manchester are delivered.
Ann met Dr Ranjit Gill, lead GP at Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, to share some of the results of her own survey on the NHS, conducted across her constituency since last summer, which has received over 700 responses so far.
Ann Coffey began sending out her survey to people during summer 2013, asking them about their experiences of healthcare locally, and how they felt about specialist hospitals, local GP services and the provision of healthcare in the community. When she met the Healthier Together consultation team in Manchester, Ann realised that the responses to her questionnaire, which are still being received, are highly relevant to the issues in the consultation.
Ann Coffey said:
“My survey is ongoing and I’m still interested in people’s views. This is not just about hospitals. I support Stepping Hill’s case to become a specialist hospital, but many people have also told me they would like to see more community healthcare services, to ensure old and vulnerable people do not suffer due to inadequate care.”
“I would like to thank the hundreds of constituents who have taken the time to respond to me about NHS care in our hospitals, our GP practices and in our communities. It’s important that the Healthier Together consultation includes the opinions and experiences of as many Stockport residents as possible.”