Local health and social care news


Weybridge site update

Since the Weybridge Hospital fire in July 2017, North West Surrey CCG has been focussing resources on ensuring continuation of the majority of services that were provided on this site. North West Surrey CCG wrote…


Checklist set to help Surrey patients leave hospital feeling safe and supported

A new comprehensive ‘discharge checklist’ has been launched to help patients, their families and carers plan and prepare for leaving hospital, thanks to work by Healthwatch Surrey. Designed to be used by patients, their families…


Surrey Council Council launch new online checklists to help people find out if they could be entitled to extra support

Is someone you know struggling? See if they are eligible for extra support Does your mum or dad seem to be struggling at home? It could be time to find out if they can get…


Support is available for Surrey’s young people with an eating disorder

The number of children and young people in Surrey being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has fallen for the third consecutive year, despite the number of referrals for specialist support rising year on…


Patients worried about leaving hospital due to poor communication, report reveals

Surrey patients have told Healthwatch Surrey that a lack of clear information and communication is causing unnecessary worry when leaving hospital. This includes inadequate plans for transport home and relatives not receiving information about changes…


Online GP services offer convenience for Surrey residents this Christmas period

People who use GP online services have told local watchdog Healthwatch Surrey that having online access saves time and helps them easily manage their medication and appointments. Nearly 300 people gave their views and experiences…


Are you looking for support over the Christmas period this year?

Who are you sharing Christmas with? The Diocese of Guildford have compiled a directory of support available over the Christmas period in Surrey and North East Hampshire. Christmas is a busy time of year, celebrating…


Local people with an interest in health services needed for paid Citizen Ambassador roles

Local people with an interest in helping health and care bosses to improve services are being urged to come forward for seven new, part-time, paid roles. Surrey’s health and care watchdog, Healthwatch Surrey, has created…


Healthwatch Surrey escalates concerns about Children and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS)

Concerns about the issues children, parents, carers and guardians are facing in getting timely access to mental health services have been escalated to councillors by the local independent watchdog for health and care. Having already…


Local independent health and care champion chosen to help citizens shape future NHS in Surrey

Local people will have the opportunity to shape the future of the NHS in Surrey thanks to new Citizen Ambassador roles being created by Healthwatch Surrey. The independent watchdog has been selected to recruit seven…