In August and September 2017 we engaged with people in Craven about what options we should consider when consulting about the future of services at Castleberg Hospital. We asked about how we should consult with people once final options had been identified.
Overall, 294 questionnaires and 51 emails/letters were returned and 254 people attended one of our 7 drop-in sessions.
From the engagement, it was abundantly clear that there was a high degree of interest and emotion regarding the future of Castleberg Hospital. Residents of the Craven area – particularly those who live in Settle and the surrounding areas – were most concerned about continuing to have access to local, good quality care. They said that the consultation should ideally focus on having clear, accessible information regarding potential plans, with a range of opportunities for feedback, and evidence of having taken views of service users into account.
A copy of the full report is available online at bit.ly/AWCconsultations