Whitby Hospital and Gardens renovation: have your say!

Published: 13 October 2020

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Join us on Wednesday 21st October, 10:30 – 12 noon, for our virtual event where you can have your say about the Whitby Hospital and Gardens refurbishment.

Members of the Whitby and District Patient and Carer Experience forum joined a virtual event to discuss the enhancement of Whitby Hospital and Gardens on October 1st. This session updated the community on the progress of the build and opened up a discussion about how the public could get involved in the transformation.

Groups represented at the event included Whitby Civic Society, Carers Resource, Whitby Community Alliance, Whitby Group Practice, Sleights and Sandsend Medical Practice, Egton Surgery Patient Participation Groups (PPGs), Dementia Friends and Healthwatch North Yorkshire.

Topics that were discussed included the hospital gardens, artworks inside and outside, the name of the ward and areas of the hospital, how enhancements can add to dementia friendly wards.

Health Stars, out Trust Charity, also attended the event to explain how they work together with staff, patients, carers, families and the local communities to enhance services.

Health Stars are running an Appeal with the goal to fundraise £200,000 to enhance the Whitby Hospital rebuild which will add an ‘extra sparkle’ to the services and go above and beyond what the core NHS provides.

The Appeal will be supported by Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Smile Foundation, whose work spans across the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE), as well as connecting opportunities with the private and public sector. A key function of their work is the Smile Health stream - developing and leading NHS charities to make funds work harder, last longer and go further.

The follow-up event on Wednesday 21st October, 10:30 – 12:00, is the perfect opportunity for any member of the public to get involved and have their say.

This will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and the link to join is here.

You can also email hnf-tr.patientandcarerexperience@nhs.net for advice on how to join this event and to learn more about upcoming opportunities related to Whitby Hospital engagement.

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