Healthwatch Kingston upon Hull is the independent consumer champion for the community, influencing all local health and social care services.
Our vision is to enable local people to monitor the standard of provision of local care services and whether and how local care services could and ought to be improved.
The purpose of Healthwatch is to give patients and the public a powerful voice – ensuring that their views and experiences are heard by those who plan and deliver services, giving people a real say over how their local health and social care services are run.
Healthwatch Kingston upon Hull is committed to championing the voice of those who use our health and care services. Our objective is to help people navigate their way through the system, provide support to those who experience problems with their care, and work with commissioners and providers to highlight issues in the system which we can help them to address. At every stage we will be led by what people tell us about the health and care services they receive.
The changing needs of our population can only be met by organisations working together. Healthwatch is a partner in the changes underway in our system and we are dedicated to providing a constructive voice for people to influence those changes. Many people tell us about good experiences they have had of services, and we will highlight examples where we see good instances of care, as well as speaking up where people’s needs are not being met.
Healthwatch welcomes the commitment of all partners involved in Hull 2020 to working together to provide quality services to the people of Hull.