As well as raising awareness of the organisation, the Healthwatch Champions are letting the public in Tameside know how they can access health services and information throughout the borough and listening to patients tell their stories about their experiences of the NHS and social care.
This information will be used by Healthwatch to help them to understand people’s experiences of all local health and care services. It will also be fed back to Tameside Listens, Tameside Hospital’s biggest ever listening exercise that began on 1 August, and used to help improve patient care.
Peter Denton, Manager of Healthwatch Tameside, said: “We know that people who use the hospital are likely to want information and give us feedback about a broad range of services, not just hospital care.”
The Healthwatch Champions will also be at Morrisons in Dukinfield, Ashton Library, Hyde Library, Stalybridge Library and Sainsburys in Denton.