A new website, www.herefordshire.nhs.uk has been launched to give people all
the information they need about the local health service.
website will give information about all the organisations that provide health
care within Herefordshire including Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust, Herefordshire
Primary Care Trust and the Hereford and Worcester Ambulance Service.
site can help whether you want to check on visiting times at the County Hospital,
the telephone number for a GP out of hours, or what job vacancies there are
within the local NHS.
site is deliberately small and simple to start with. The Trust
hopes that feedback from people who use it will help them to develop the site
so that it is user friendly.
site has two main purposes, first, to provide a point of contact for both local
and national health related websites, including those of the Department of health
providing a national perspective of health services, NHA.uk
providing directories of the services across the NHS for example GPs, Dental
Practitioners, hospital and clinic sites and NHS Direct providing health
encyclopaedia, best treatment advice and self-help guide.
the site also provides specific information about the Herefordshire Primary
Care Trust, Hereford Hospitals and the Hereford and Worcester Ambulance Service
section tells you about the services provided, includes maps and contact details,
current job vacancies and includes copies of documents issued by each organisation.
part of developing the site the Trusts are actively seeking patient, carer and
visitor feedback. Anyone who uses the site and would be interested in taking
part in a discussion group about how best to add to and improve it should contact
Euan McPherson on 01432 260 023 or Stephanie Pennington on 01432 355 444.