The first in a series of Transforming Tayside public engagement events was held at the North Inch Community Campus in Perth on Saturday.
Interim Medical Director Professor Peter Stonebridge welcomed members of the public to the event and gave an overview of the Transforming Tayside programme.
This is the first in a series of public events to enable as many members of the public to give their views about the direction of travel proposed by NHS Tayside in the ambitious Transforming Tayside 2019-2022 programme.
The Perth event saw senior clinicians who are leading on the Shaping Orthopaedic Services and Shaping Hyper Acute Care projects discussing the challenges facing each of the services.
Consultant surgeon and clinical lead for orthopaedics Mr Sankar Sripada and consultant and clinical lead for stroke at Ninewells Hospital Dr Matthew Lambert hosted individual tables focusing on each service. Discussions were very open and honest and many interesting questions were posed by members of the public.
Attendees were also encouraged to visit poster boards focusing on transport and access, and urgent and emergency care. These captured experiences of using services such as NHS24 and the Emergency Department as well as the challenges of using public transport for attending hospital appointments.
Everyone was invited to leave their feedback at the feedback station where they were also encouraged to take a copy of the Shaping Orthopaedic Services consultation survey.
Further events will be taking place on Saturday, 7 September at Harris Academy in Dundee and on Saturday, 28 September at Forfar Community Campus. Over the coming weeks, members of the public will also have the opportunity to visit Transforming Tayside pop-up informing events which have been organised at community hospitals across Tayside.
For more information on Transforming Tayside visit www.transformingtayside.scot.nhs.uk