Ellesmere Town Council is giving residents the opportunity to share their views and experiences of health and community care in the town. The survey asks questions about people’s experiences of GP, dental, optical, audiology and wellbeing services as well as local pharmacies. All contributions will be anonymous.
Ellesmere Town Mayor, Cllr Anne Wignall, said: “There has been much discussion about health and wellbeing in the town and councillors have been approached by residents who have concerns. We are therefore asking people if they would like to share their stories with us, to include what works well and where there is room for improvement. We want to engage with the issues people think are important.”
The Town Council will consider the information received and share this with providers, lobby for change or tackle the problems, as appropriate.
Cllr Geoff Elner, Ellesmere Town Councillor and Shropshire Councillor for Ellesmere Urban, said:
“As new houses are built and the population of Ellesmere continues to grow residents are worried that local health providers will be able to cope with the extra demands on the services.
It is essential that we act to help ensure that extra provision is made available where needed and we are already talking with all of the relevant authorities to highlight existing concerns.
This survey will help us to benchmark where we are now and l would encourage everyone to participate and complete one.”
Completed paper copies can be handed in at the Town Hall, the Post Office or to Ismay’s in the High Street.