Loaded with cupcakes, the Healthwatch NHS roadshow is in Marlborough on Wednesday, 20 September
Staff and volunteers from the county’s independent health and care champion, Healthwatch Wiltshire, are in the road with their 1969 classic campervan to find out what people think about their local health and care services.
Healthwatch Wiltshire aims to speak to at least 1,000 people from all corners of the county as part of its Campervan and Comments Tour.
The roadshow will travel about 400 miles zig-zagging around Wiltshire in a classic 1969 VW campervan and park up at key locations around the county to gather the views of people of all ages.
On day three of their tour they will be in Marlborough - at the Jubilee Centre and around the weekly market. You can watch a very appealing - and short - animation about their tour here.
Why the VW campervan? Lucie Woodruff, Healthwatch Wiltshire Manager, explains: “We thought it would be a great idea to hire a campervan and visit places where people might not have heard of Healthwatch before.
“The role of a local Healthwatch is to make sure the health and care system in the area meets the needs of the people who use it. Feedback is gathered from patients and their families on services such as GP surgeries, care homes, hospitals, mental health and social care."
"These findings are then taken to the organisations which plan, pay for and deliver health and care services..
“Wiltshire is such a huge county and we thought a roadshow would be a great way to reach more people and give them the opportunity to have their voice heard. Plus, everyone who we speak to will get free refreshments and a cupcake too!”