Health chiefs ‘failing to keep promises on 999 cuts’.
WELLNESS employers who are halving the variety of paramedics in Teesdale have been implicated of failing to keep their guarantees.
County Durham wellness chiefs had pledged to keep citizens fully notified about the questionable modifications. The raft of proposed measures included posters, leaflets, sales brochures, letterbox drops, radio and press advertising, media supplements and briefing sessions with the Teesdale Mercury. This demonstrates that leaflet distribution remains important for distribution of health related information even in times of IT.
Many of these have not taken place. Among the most vital aspects being highlighted is not performing a mail drop ahead of public meetings.
The first public conference was held in St John’s Chapel on Monday and there was unquestionable opposition from those going to.
Further meetings occur on Monday, September 15, from 6pm to 7.30 pm in Middleton-in-Teesdale Village Hall, and Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 6pm to 7.30 pm at Barnard Castle GlaxoSports and Social Club.
Teesdale’s ambulance tracking group is afraid people’s safety may be endangered by the changes.
Margaret Dent, from the group, said: “They published a 41-page file about their engagement strategies and about what they are going to do to tell individuals about them and they have done hardly anything.”.
Monday’s meeting in Weardale ended with locals expressing concerns about the impact of the changes. Barnard Castle town councillor Tom Deacon went to.
He stated: “If individuals of Teesdale appear at the conferences here in the exact same numbers as they did at Weardale and take control of the meetings in the same way, we could just stand an opportunity of protecting our paramedics.”.
Durham Dales Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) lags the strategies. Instead of 2 paramedics in an ambulance in Teesdale, there would be just one plus an emergency care assistant with a few weeks’ training.
The CCG stated an update on its assessment would be supplied to Durham County Council at the end of the month.
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