HARROGATE HEALTH TASK GROUP
Notes of Meeting held on 18th April 2008
Everyone was welcomed to the meeting and Dawn
explained the purpose of the Task Group for the benefit
of new members.
We read the minutes from our last meeting in
February and we all agreed them.
2. Feedback from the Ambulance Service
David and Dawn are still planning on writing their
letter to the Ambulance Service to invite them
to come and talk to us.
They will get this done very soon and find out where
they need to post it to.
3. Message in a Bottle
We talked again about how we can get this message
We all agreed that we need a good place and time to let more
people know about the message in a bottle scheme.
4. Partnership Board Market Place Event
Members from Ripon Community Link told
us about the Partnership Board’s Market
Place Event which was held back in
Ripon Community Link had a stall at the
Market Place and they said the event went
5 In Case of Emergency (ICE) Numbers
We had talked about ICE numbers on mobile phones at
our last meeting and some of the members asked Dawn to
explain more about how this worked today.
6. Keeping Safe
We have talked about the message in a bottle
scheme, medi alerts and storing numbers on our
At our next meeting we will talk about other ideas on
keeping ourselves safe.
7. Parking at the Hospital
Dawn and David are still talking about how to go
about finding out about parking at the hospital.
8. Speech and Language Therapy
Dawn told us that Harrogate is advertising for a full
time Speech and Language Therapist.
Dawn hopes to be able to tell us more at the meeting in June.
We talked about sending a thank you letter to the
Primary Care Trust when the Speech and Language
Therapist starts in post.
9 Swimming Pool
Matthew is going to write a letter to the Consultation
Group about needing more facilities in Ripon for example a Changing
Matthew will bring a draft letter to our June meeting
for us to agree before he sending it.
10. Learning Disability Framework
Feedback from the Task Group work on the Learning Disability
Framework is now available and we will talk about this in June.
11. Support Worker Job
Our new Supporter Worker, Richard Dickinson was introduced and
welcomed to the Group.
12. Joint Health Task Groups Meeting in June
Dawn told us that the Commissioners from the North Yorks and
York Primary Care Trust would be coming to our June Meeting.
Dawn told us what Commissioners are. They are the people who buy
services and decide what services the Health Service will give to
They are the people we need to talk to if we want things to change
or to stay the same.
The Commissioners have got the money to provide the
13. Group Work
We decided on questions we would like to ask the
Commissioners at the meeting in June.
We also looked at the Consent Leaflet from the Learning Disability
Service and feedback what we had talked about on this.
14. Patients Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
Dawn told us how people can contact the PALS service at the
hospital if they are not happy with the health care they are
Future Meeting Dates:
We agreed the meetings for 2008 and these will always be on a
at 1p.m. for coffee Group starting at
and we will finish at 3.00p.m.
5th September - Ripon Day Hospital
24th October - Ripon Day Hospital
5th December - Ripon Day Hospital.
Those Who Attended Today
Matthew Goddard Ripon Community Link
Steven Blair Ripon Community Link
Fran Widnall Community Nurse
David Bruce Self Advocate (Harrogate)
Richard Selby Ripon Community Link
Dawn Walsh Health Facilitator
Richard Slater Ripon Community Link
Richard Butterworth Ripon Community Link
Karen Murray LDPB Advocacy Supporter
David Foster Ripon Community Link
Jocelyn Phillips Learning Disability Team
Wayne Pearse Self Advocate
Richard Dickinson Support Worker Harrogate Team
Lindsey Hoather Student Nurse
Graham Borkett Self Advocate
Eleanor Borkett Family Carer/LDPB Member
Danielle Barker Harrogate Borough Council Leisure
Ian Smith Ripon Community Link
Kirsty Holmes Self Advocate
Geoffrey Raspin Harrogate Advocacy