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Patients invited to help shape urology services

Patients and their families or carers are invited to join a special panel to help shape the future of urology services at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH).

At the end of this year, the urology service is changing to a seven-day, consultant-led service on the ward. Views of both urology outpatients and inpatients are welcomed to help input this change.

Kate Horsefield, Head of Nursing and Quality for the surgical care group at RBH, said: “Patient panels are designed to give patients more responsibility for their own health and an understanding of how their service should be provided. The panel will also ensure urology patients are consulted about arrangements for their secondary care services before any decisions for changes to their services are made.”

It is hoped the panel will be made up of 6-8 patients who will meet bi-monthly alongside RBH clinicians. The panel meetings will take place at the hospital and last up to 90 minutes. All travel expenses will be paid for and refreshments will be provided during the meetings.

To find out more, drop by the main atrium at RBH on Monday 30 September between 11am-6pm and speak to the team about the panel. Alternatively email caregroup.A@rbch.nhs.uk or call 01202 704241.

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