Home First NHS CCG Consultation

Home First - your future care at home and in the community (consultation)


Please see information below from NHS Mid Essex CCG


Within mid Essex, there are three areas of current care that we would like to change in a bid to offer local people the best outcomes for their health.

  1. In 2018, the CCG plans to introduce a Home First service that will aim to help more people rehabilitate and recover at home after a spell in hospital
  2. We want to maximise the use of two state-of-the-art theatres at Braintree Community Hospital for Orthopaedic surgery
  3. At the same time, we would like to change the way beds on Courtauld ward at Braintree Community Hospital are used to help patients to recover after surgery.

More information about these changes can be found in the attached booklet and on our website: http://bit.ly/2y9XYWC

We would encourage you to forward this information on to any colleagues or groups who may be interested.

 We are particularly keen to hear from anyone with experience of receiving care in a community hospital, those waiting on CHC assessments and their carers/family and friends. 

How to share views

We want to find out what you think about our plans for Home First and Braintree Community Hospital. There are a variety of ways to get involved in discussions, find out more and share views.

Information events

We’re holding several information and listening events across mid Essex. Each event will be attended by a range of health staff and aims to give you the chance to ask questions, share your views and find out more about our plans.

You can register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance with your preferred event or just come along:




Tuesday 17th October


7.00pm to 9.00pm

Braintree Baptist Church, Coggeshall Road, Blyths Meadow, Braintree, CM7 9DP

Tuesday 7th November


7.00pm to 8.30pm


The Plume Academy (main hall), Fambridge Road, Maldon, CM9 6AB

Tuesday 14th November


6.30pm to 8.00pm


Chapter House (main hall), Cathedral Walk,
Chelmsford, CM1 1NX

Wednesday 15th November


1.30pm to 3.00pm


Braintree Town Hall, Market Place,

Braintree, CM7 3YG

Monday 22nd November


7.00pm to 8.30pm


Club Woodham, 5-7 Baron Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5XQ

Share Your Views

If you would like to share your views or ask questions then we’d like to hear from you.  You can complete a questionnaire online at http://bit.ly/2y9XYWC

If you can’t attend any of the events and would like more information please contact Rachel Harkes, Head of Communications and Engagement on 01245 459 414 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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