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Worcester News Article – 18th October

Over the years improving mental health services for Worcestershire’s children, young people and adults has always been a big part of Healthwatch Worcestershire’s job, using feedback from patients and their carers to make recommendations about how their care could be improved. Therefore, I was delighted that at the September meeting of Worcestershire’s Health and Well…

Worcester News Article – 4th October

We have been so pleased to be back out and about visiting groups and community centres around Worcestershire to speak to people face-to-face over the last couple of weeks. As part of our engagement around digital access to healthcare, we have been talking to people about their experiences of remote health appointments by phone and…

Worcester News Article – 20th September

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the number of people currently waiting for hospital treatment locally and nationally. The number of people waiting in Worcestershire has almost doubled in the last year, with figures showing over 53,000 people waiting at the end of July. Although this will potentially increase even further, we…

Worcester News Article – 6th September

We have now published our Report based on the experiences of 142 patients and their family and friends, who were discharged from Worcestershire hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic. We know that the pandemic has had a huge impact on NHS and social care services, and that staff are working hard to do their best for…

Worcester News Article – 23rd August

It was great to be back talking to people face-to-face at the Worcester Show on 15th August. The main issue we were discussing with people is how they feel about accessing health services online. It is such a key issue at the moment and a topic that is important to have the chance to discuss…