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HOSPITAL - PUBLIC MEETING
Louth Town Council will be facilitating the above public meeting with Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group (LECCG). The meeting will commence at 6.45pm. LECCG representatives will be Dr. Owen Medical Director of LECCG and local GP, Mrs. S. Williamson Chief Officer for Commissioning at LECCG, Dr. Ko Clinical Leader of LECCG and a GP in Louth, Ms T. Pilcher, Chief Nurse and Philip Scott, Senior Portfolio Optimisation Manager, NHS Property Services Ltd who will be able to offer answers re. what areas of the hospital are in use etc., and if there are any other plans that might exist for different parts of the site.
The meeting will be chaired by the Mayor, Councillor George Horton and will be non-political. The aim of the meeting is to allow members of the public to hear the CCG’s proposals and give them a forum in which to ask questions and raise concerns, which the CCG will be taking notes on for future use.
LOVELY LOUTH COMPETITION WINNERS 2018
Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group (LECCG) is reviewing the provision of inpatient services on Manby and Carlton Wards at County Hospital Louth, and is seeking the view of patients, carers and their families on options being considered about how inpatient services on these wards may be provided in the future.
Looking ahead, as a commissioner of services, Lincolnshire East CCG has an equally positive vision for the future of County Hospital, Louth, which focuses on providing lasting security for Louth as a centre for innovative healthcare for local people.
The two nurse-led wards currently support patients with nursing care, rehabilitation, assessment and palliative, and end of life care, all of which is provided by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), and Lincolnshire East CCG has been working with LCHS to review the way these services are delivered and explore alternative options for providing care at County Hospital, Louth and community based services.
There have been many positive developments at County Hospital, Louth, in recent years, including taking a more proactive stance on rehabilitation and a ‘home first’ approach to care, to ensure that people have the right support to stay safely at home and are not unnecessarily admitted/re-admitted.
Based on a needs analysis of patients and the ability to manage the needs of patients out of hospital, the CCG has developed two options to be considered around future provision of services at County Hospital, Louth, and is asking for people’s views on these, by completing a short survey available from the CCG’s website – via the link below - and/or attending one of a series of engagement events, the details of which are also below:
“Our vision for the hospital’s future sees it firmly as a centre for innovative healthcare. We know there are significant opportunities to build on what County Hospital, Louth, has to offer and the two options we have developed and are asking for people’s views on demonstrate our commitment to providing high quality, safe care for our patients,”
“We would very much appreciate the views of local people about local services and we hope that as many of our patients, their carers and families as possible will complete the survey and/or attend one of the forthcoming engagement events.” explains Dr Stephen Baird, Clinical Chair of Lincolnshire East CCG.
LOUTH BUS STATION TOILETS
Refurbishment work planned for public toilets across the District
EAST Lindsey District Council are to refurbish seven public toilets in the District as part of Ł500,000 improvement programme.
The toilets at North Parade, Skegness and Louth Bus Station will undergo a full refurbishment, being full stripped out and refitted. Meanwhile, the toilets at Briar Way (Skegness), Quebec Road (Mablethorpe), Queen's Park (Mablethorpe) and York Road (Sutton on Sea) will undergo a partial refurbishment. This will include fitting new vanity units, basins, taps and cubicle doors, decoration and lighting works. The toilets at Lumley Square in Skegness will be decorated and have new tiled floor installed. These toilets have been selected as they were identified as most in need of enhancement.
In order for the works to be carried out, the toilets will be closed on the following dates:
· North Parade 3 September - 12 October
· Briar Way 17 September - 19 October
· Lumley Square 01 October - 26 October
· Quebec Road 15 October - 16 November
· Queens Park 22 October - 23 November
· York road 5 November - 30 November
· Louth bus station 12 November - 7 December
All other public toilets will remain open as usual and signs will be in place advising where the nearest alternative facilities are. Alongside the refurbishments, several other facilities in Louth, Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea will receive a deep clean.
East Lindsey District Council's Portfolio Holder for Operational Services, Councillor Sandra Harrison, said: "I am pleased to be able to say that East Lindsey District Council is investing in refurbishing these public toilets. By making this investment we will significantly improve the quality of the public toilet provision in our District for local people and visitors to the area."
Juliet Slater, Woodhead Group Team Leader for the Lincolnshire region, said: "Across the East Lindsey District of Lincolnshire the public toilets are extremely important for local residents and visitors alike. Visitor footfall increases during the annual seasonal holiday periods, so this necessary refurbishment work has been planned around these dates to provide the least disruption possible to users."
Please visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk to view further updates.
ELECTION OF MAYOR 2018/19
On Tuesday 15th May 2018 Louth Town Council elected Councillor George Horton to be its Mayor for the 2018/19 Council year.
The Mayor of Louth is only too happy to attend local events and those further afield whether they be coffee mornings or official opening ceremonies, if the organisers feel that the presence of the Mayor could raise the profile of their event. The Mayor of Louth is the first citizen of Louth and part of their role is to promote Louth.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SWIMMING
Are you living with dementia, or caring for someone who is? Try a new Dementia Friendly Swimming Session at Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth. Relax and enjoy your swim in a safe and supportive environment. We have accessible equipment and facilities, and specially trained staff will be happy to assist you.
Meridian Leisure Centre, Wood Lane, Louth, LN11 8RS
Last modified: 22/06/18