NHS Trust Board Meeting - February 24

The next Board meeting for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) will take place on Tuesday, February 24.

The monthly meeting will start at 1pm in the Royal Oak Boardroom at the trust's headquarters at Bridge House, The Point, Sleaford, NG34 8GG.

Items due to be discussed this month include:

  •  The Patient Voice - the Board will hear from a lymphoedema patient  who shares his experience of the Horncastle community nursing team; 
  • staffing levels;
  • the Open and Honest Care Programme - the Board will be asked to approve the involvement LCHS in a pilot for the programme.

Dr Don White, Chairman of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: "Our monthly Board meetings provide the public with an opportunity to find out more about the organisation, the services we provide and how well we are performing. The public are very welcome to attend and listen to the discussions."

LCHS runs services across the whole of Lincolnshire with district nurses, specialist nurses and teams of therapists working to keep people out of hospital or get them home sooner. Four community hospitals also provide services in the heart of Spalding, Skegness, Gainsborough and Louth.

Infant feeding co-ordinators, health visitors and school nursing teams work in the community to keep children healthy.

Out of hours services, Lincoln's Walk In Centre, Peterborough Minor Illness and Injury Unit, and five community practices provide primary healthcare to patients.

LCHS also has the Phoenix Stop Smoking Service and sexual health services to provide advice, information and treatment to improve people's health.