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A series of public meetings have been announced to discuss the development of health and care services on Portland.
Local people are invited to ten discussion events, starting on Monday, 17 December, and running through until July next year.
Organised by Dorset HealthCare, the meetings aim to gather views on what services are needed on the island, and how they can best be delivered.
Voluntary groups, community organisations, councillors, GPs and residents are all urged to attend and join the discussion.
Dorset HealthCare chief executive Ron Shields hosted three public meetings on the island in October, following the transfer of beds from Portland Hospital to Weymouth’s Westhaven Hospital due to difficulties in recruiting staff.
However, the Trust continues to deliver a wide range of services at the hospital and out in the local community, and the new meetings will bring together views on how these should be provided in the future.
Ron said: “We are very keen to make sure that Portlanders are fully involved in developing services that will meet the needs of everyone on the island. Please come along and share your ideas and your views.”
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Anyone can attend the meetings, and can book their place by emailing email@example.com or calling 01202 277085.