Book your place for 'Young at Heart' Over 50's Day.
Why not join us on Friday 20th September 2013, as we take over Green Towers Club for Young People, Richmond Road, Hinckley to bring you a wealth of activities and information specifically for the Over 50's.
Don't miss out on your chance to
•enjoy an interesting talk on Richard III
•watch an amusing recital
•take part in Ballroom Boogie (no partner required)
•challenge a friend in table tennis, pool or snooker
•scale the climbing wall
•take aim with Archery
•craft an item from clay, felt, fresh flowers or beads
•enjoy an alternative therapy
•browse the local craft stalls or
•get important and useful advice and information from a variety of specially invited agencies. More »
New for 2013 is our 'Fashion Show with a Twist'. Working with young Fashion students from North Warwickshire & Hinckley College we will showcase a special collection for the fashion conscious over 50's, all modelled by our volunteer mature ladies. So pull up a chair, grab yourself a free tea or coffee and enjoy the show!
A free shuttle bus will operate between Hinckley Bus station and the Green Towers venue – further information and times will be sent to you after booking. PLUS - If you live in Earl Shilton or Barwell, a free coach is being provided in partnership with Earl Shilton Community House, Peggs Close, Earl Shilton. For more details and to secure a place simply call the Community House on 01455 255941.
Don't delay – book your place today! We look forward to seeing you there. » Less
Your views needed on Leicestershire's Future.
Like all councils, Leicestershire County Council has had to make savings over the last few years, as part of the Government’s drive to reduce public debt.
So far, we have succeeded in making major efficiency savings, limiting the impact on key services. But faced with further reductions in Government grant and rising demand for care and other services, the council will have to save more and may have to stop some services. It will also need to look at new and different ways of delivering services, including even closer working with other public service agencies, including Parish & Town Councils. More »
The challenges we’re facing are complicated. We need to plan ahead for the next five years and we would like your help in thinking through the issues and coming up with possible solutions.
A resident’s survey which will be available on-line from today until 15th September via www.leics.gov.uk/future.
A hard copy of the resident’s survey will be circulated door-to-door via the August edition of Leicestershire Matters. We would be grateful if you could help us in encouraging residents and service users to respond to this survey.
There is also a stakeholder survey for service providers, Parish & Town Councils, charities, voluntary organisations and community groups. Please visit www.leics.gov.uk/future/future-stakeholder.htm to access our on-line stakeholder survey. The stakeholder survey closes at noon on Monday 19th August.
If you or others require any help in completing the surveys, or would like alternative versions such as easy read, large print, Braille or help in understanding it in different languages, please contact 0116 305 0002 or e-mail email@example.com » Less
Gwendoline Community House Open Day 7th August, 1pm to 4pm.
Gwendoline Community House, 50 Gwendoline Avenue, Hinckley, LE10 0EZ
As you may be aware, in May 2013 George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust was subject to a major review led by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director at the Department of Health. The review of the George Eliot, along with 13 other hospitals across the country with historically high mortality rates, was ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron following the release of Robert Francis QC’s report into care at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital.
Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has just delivered a speech to the House of Commons and the individual reports for each of the 14 Trusts that were part of the Keogh Review process, and an overarching report, have now been officially published. These reports are now available on the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/bruce-keogh-review/Pages/published-reports.aspx. or you can click on the link above. More »
As a key local stakeholder, I am keen to offer my reassurance that many of the recommendations made by the report have already been identified by the Trust as part of a comprehensive review of mortality rates commissioned by the Trust’s Board of Directors in 2011. Many actions from the 2011 review have already been completed and good progress is being made on others. In relation to recommendations identified in Professor Keogh’s review we already have a new action plan in place to address these.
Probably the key message to come out of this latest review is that we are on the right track to improve mortality rates, but we need to increase the pace of change. We welcome the additional support we will receive from the National Trust Development Agency, we are a small hospital, and this external support is very welcome as it will help us to implement the full list of recommendations swiftly.
Please be reassured that the review team found no major cause for concern and praised staff, many of whom were described as ‘outstanding and dedicated individuals’ and ‘passionate and loyal’.
As you would expect, there is likely to be a flurry of media interest around the publication of this report, much of which will focus on the negative aspects of it. Be assured that we remain confident that care provided at the George Eliot is safe and of a high quality. We are fully committed to addressing all the recommendations raised in the review and continuing to develop a clinically sustainable safe model of care that meets the needs of local people now and into the future.
We appreciate your ongoing support.
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Senior Communications Officer
Tel: 024 7686 5383
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