08 August 2022
Members of the public are invited to find out more about Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust’s past year and future priorities by joining its virtual annual general meeting.
Bosses at the organisation will focus on how the development of the region’s new super hospital – the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital – will substantially regenerate the area and reveal the trust’s five-year plan which aims to ensure a great experience for patients, its people (the staff employed by the Trust) and the population.
Chair Sir David Nicholson said: “We have developed the plan to make sure we are focusing our time and resources on what matters most. In developing the strategy, we have taken stock of where we are and where we need to improve. We have also considered local and national priorities for the NHS and our population.
“Over the next few years we will open our new hospital, develop more seamless services by working together with other health and care organisations and use our influence as a large employer to improve the health and wellbeing of people in our communities.
“We welcome all from across Sandwell and West Birmingham’s communities to our AGM to find out how we intend to provide a quality healthcare service in our area through focusing on regeneration to create wealth, access to services and providing healthcare closer to home.”
Chief executive Richard Beeken will share a review of the year and be part of a ‘Question Time’ session with members of the public where he will be joined by fellow members of the Trust Board.
Sir David, added: “We’re also happy to hear any issues that our community wishes to raise about their care and the trust. We want to make sure all voices are heard.”
Electronic copies of the organisation’s Integrated Annual Report and Accounts and Quality Account will be published on the trust website ahead of the event. The Annual Report includes more on the “three Ps” strategy – Patients, People and Population – with real examples to illustrate how these objectives are being achieved.
Questions can be submitted in advance via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “AGM Questions” in the subject header. Trust Board members will respond during the Q&A session.
The meeting will take place between 4pm to 5.30pm on Wednesday 7 September.
Pictured: Andrea Kerr with Priory Three sister Julie