Public invited to Local NHS trust board meeting

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The next Board meeting for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) will take place on Tuesday, March 25.

The monthly meeting will start at 1pm in the Royal Oak Boardroom at the trust’s headquarters at Bridge House, The Point, Sleaford, NG34 8GG.

Items due to be discussed this month include the trust’s annual plan and an update on the initiatives which have been helping to give patients alternative options to hospital admission this winter.

Dr Don White, Chairman of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: “Our monthly Board meetings provide the public with an opportunity to find out more about the organisation, the services we provide and how well we are performing. The public are very welcome to attend and listen to the discussions.”

LCHS runs services at four community hospitals in Spalding, Skegness, Gainsborough and Louth, while specialist nurses and teams of therapists work to keep people out of hospital, or get them home sooner.

Infant feeding co-ordinators, health visitors and school nursing teams work in the community to keep children healthy.

GP out of hours services, Lincoln’s Walk In Centre, Peterborough Minor Illness and Injury Unit, and five community practices provide primary healthcare to patients.

LCHS also has the Phoenix Stop Smoking Service and sexual health services to provide advice, information and treatment to improve people’s health.