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DELEGATES from many organisations attended the Health Care Meeting and Workshop organised by the Independent Patients’ Public Involvement Forum in conjunction with the South Fenland Community Health Campaigners.

Chairman Reg Wenn, of Chatteris, gave an outline of the eight-year campaign to save and re-invent Doddington Community Hospital and the delay in getting the project up and running.

Initially it was to open in April of this year but now it is likely to be next summer. Mr Wenn spoke of the impact this delay will have on families, who are still having to make long journeys to visit loved ones in the nearest in-patient beds.

The meeting heard MP Steve Barclay has been kept informed of the health care problems and he is putting a case to NHS managers and Ministers.

Dr Stuart Shields conducted the workshop explaining the formula of the Personal Health Care Plan - something which should help more people receive constant high-quality sustainable health care.

Delegates had the chance to ask questions and then there was a vote which was unanimous to press on with the plan.

The Care Plans will be paid for by the Campaign’s Charitable Trust Fund.

Delegates will report back to their various groups, discuss with their members and then submit the numbers of Care Plans they require.

There will be another workshop for any other groups or organisations interested in these plans.

This will be held on an afternoon and the date is to be arranged.

Contact rwenn@btinternet.com or call 01354-690478 for more details.