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Healthwatch Cambridgeshire wants to know what’s it like on a hospital waiting list?




Hospitals across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are having to make toughdecisions after delays and cancellations due to Covid-19.

It’s going to take time to restore local services – and deal with the backlog.

And it means local people are waiting longer for non-urgent treatments and procedures as well as tests and appointments.

Peterborough City Hospital. (46893485)
Peterborough City Hospital. (46893485)

Is your operation or treatment on pause or are you waiting to be seen?

Independent health and care champion Healthwatch Cambridgeshire wants to hear how you are coping with the delays.

Your feedback will go back to NHS decision-makers so that they understand what’s important to local people who are waiting.

King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital (46893527)
King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital (46893527)

Healthwatch wants to hear

 What the wait has been like for you, a loved one or someone you care for?

 Are you getting all the information you need to help you stay safe and well

while you wait?

 Is a local group or voluntary organisation giving you support to manage the

wait?

 Do you know what to do if you become unwell?

 What could make the wait easier for you?

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon.
Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon.

Share your views

Take five minutes to share your experience online at

https://www.healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk/share-your-views

Or call Healthwatch on 0330 355 1285.

Meanwhile the watchdog has offered advice on what to do while you wait: Keep yourself safe and well while waiting

 Know what to do/who to contact if your condition gets worse

 Don’t put off getting help if things change - the NHS wants to hear from you

 Call Healthwatch for information, advice and useful contacts at local

support groups and voluntary organisations

 Stay patient - as much as much as you can.

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire is the local champion for people who use health and social care services in our area.



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