Demonstration amid consultation on the future of our health services

Campaigners took to the streets of Dorchester yesterday to urge people to have a say in a consultation.

Dr Jon Orrell, a GP at the Royal Crescent Surgery and a Weymouth and Portland councillor, said the demo outside the CCG offices was one of a series of protests planned in the coming weeks while the CCG clinical services review is ongoing, and changes to GP surgeries are also being discussed.

He said protesters wanted people to be aware of the proposals and that they can have their say.

The 12-week consultation on the Dorset CCG’s Clinical Services Review was launched last week.

The proposals going out to consultation include a shake-up of acute hospital services in Dorset, which would see the Royal Bournemouth Hospital designated a major emergency care hospital and Poole Hospital a major planned hospital with an 24-hour urgent care centre. 

Full Article on Dorset Echo 9 December 2016