Archive for October 2018

ABHFB – Response to Mr Mackey & Ms Bainbridge

Our response back to Mr Jim Mackey (letter of Mon 15th Oct) and Ms Bainbridge (Thu 18th Oct) that was sent on Mon 22nd Oct can be read here This response (e-mail) was sent to the following recipients: Jim Mackey, Chief Executive (NHFT), Health & Wellbeing Board Vanessa Bainbridge, Accountable Officer (CCG), Director of Adult…

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Letter from the Accountable Officer, NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group

ABHFB received a letter yesterday (Wed 18th Oct) from NHS Northumberland CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) in response to the e-mail communication that we sent out on Monday 8th October. The letter from Vanessa Bainbridge, Accountable Officer, NHS Northumberland CCG via Stephen Young, Strategic Head of Corporate Affairs for Northumberland CCG can be viewed here

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A ‘shout out’ and note of thanks!

ABHFB would like to take a minute to acknowledge the following local businesses, media and volunteers who have helped our campaign: Shiel & Morrison – posters for public meeting Andrew at Kreative Technology for hosting & creating our new website Fantasy Prints The Salvation Army, Berwick Sinners Cafe Ian Smith, Berwick Advertiser Sharon Barbour, BBC…

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Response from Jim Mackey, Chief Exec of Northumbria

Following the e-mail correspondence sent out last Monday from A Better Hospital from Berwick (8th Oct 2018) we have received a response via e-mail from Jim Mackey, Chief Exec of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust today, Tuesday 16th Oct. You can read the full response here: Jim Mackey response 16/10/18

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ABHFB – Keeping the campaign & message going…

Members of ABHFB team have been out & about keeping our campaign & message front of mind! A group headed to Morpeth this morning (Wed 10th) to the NHS Northumberland CCG – Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting. Meanwhile in Berwick, Jen & Edward attended the Healthwatch Northumberland drop-in at Berwick Library. Go team Berwick!!   

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Your feedback from the public meeting 3rd Oct 2018

We’ve been through all the sheets that people filled out at the public meeting and have analysed the comments. Please follow this link to see what came up: Feedback analysis from public meeting 3rd Oct 2018 We’re now getting volunteers together to start doing things based on this so, if you want to help out…

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ABHFB – response to news of a stand-alone site

Today, Monday 8th October ABHFB sent an official response to the news that a stand-alone hospital for Berwick is the preferred way forward. This communication (e-mail) was sent to the following agencies & contacts: Northumbria Health Authority NHS Foundation Trust NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group All Northumberland County Councillors The House of Commons: Anne-Marie Trevelyan…

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Committee Elected

Our committee was elected by mandate at a public meeting held on Wednesday 3rd Oct and comprises 12 local representatives, as detailed below: Isabel Hunter Debra Paget Kirsty Jamieson Steven Havelin Edward Frank Jennifer Mclean Gordon Mclean Mike Crawford Michael Stewart Dorothy Wakenshaw Alex Gibson Gayle Skelly The team can be contacted through the Facebook…

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Confirmation of stand alone hospital!

A Better Hospital for Berwick welcomed the announcement from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust last night (Wed 3/10) that Berwick will get a stand alone site for its hospital. No information or detail was given on the location of the new site, the size of the hospital or (most critically) the services that the hospital with…

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