GAZETTE readers can today have their say over proposed changes to the borough’s urgent care set-up.
NHS chiefs in South Tyneside want to reduce the number of unnecessary visits to A&E, which they say could save up to £2m a year.
They have asked people for their views on a range of proposals, including:
* Creating a new urgent care ‘one-stop shop’ at South Tyneside District Hospital.
* The closure of Jarrow Walk-In Centre from May 2015.
* Improving access to GPs and pharmacies for minor illnesses and ailments.
Dr David Hambleton, chief officer of NHS South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be answering your questions online from noon to 1pm today in a live web chat which forms part of public consultation about the proposals.
To take part, and pose your questions directly to him, click HERE.