For members of the public and colleagues we work with, Healthwatch Bury would like to update you all on recent events and what this means for us.
As you will likely have heard the government has announced measures to protect the vulnerable and reduce the spread of coronavirus. For us at Healthwatch Bury this means we are all now working from home and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. We do have access to emails, the website, and social media. Our office phone line has also been diverted to us at home. Should anyone wish to leave comments at this time do get in touch with us through the digital channels mentioned.
In the immediate term our work will be to help support our local community and volunteer partners, as well as Local Authority and NHS colleagues. We will continue to update our website as information changes. Over the coming days we will discuss how other ways of speaking to the public, as is our mandate, can continue or our efforts can best be used.
Please let us know about your experience of health and social care services during this very difficult period