Healthwatch Warwickshires Chief Executive Deb Saunders retired on June 18th. Deb was committed to establishing Healthwatch Warwickshire as a strong and vibrant organisation committed to getting the best health and social care deal for the peopleof Warwickshire. She achieved this and more.
A conference 'Healthwatch Warwickshire - One Year One' was held in Leamington on the 18th June to celebrate our first year and the achievements that we have made. This included not only the initial establishment of Healthwatch Warwickshire, appointment of the Board and the staff team but installing the infrastructure such as telephone and computer systems, websites, polices and procedures.
In our first year we dealth with over 500 calls for information and advice, ran a call for evidence on phlebotomy services, voluntary transport services, carried out an young peoples access to GP appointments survey, developed a good engagement charter and did a review with respite care service users.
Lets see what year 2 brings.