I.C.H.C. office ! Station Approach ! Comberton Hill ! Kidderminster ! Worcs.!  DY10 1QX
Independent Community & Health Concern Caring for the Community in Wyre Forest

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This is the website for Independent Community & Health Concern the premier Independent political party in Wyre Forest, North Worcestershire

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The Premier Independent political party in Wyre Forest

The Wyre Forest area of north Worcestershire is the home of independent political thought - having been represented in Parliament for two terms (ten years) by the Independent M.P. Dr. Richard Taylor M.B.E.

Representing Wyre Forest people

The party works at Wyre Forest District and local Town and Parish levels with Councillors on the Bewdley, Kidderminster and Stourport-on-Severn town councils.

Not just a ‘Single Issue’ party

As is reflected in it’s title, Independent Community and Health Concern is NOT just a ‘single issue’ grouping of independent representatives of the people; taking on-board all manner of local problems (and solving them) and local aspirations (and aiding in their delivery). It grew out of the projected closure of Kidderminster Hospital (to which so many had contributed with fund-raising). This prompted mass protest and street parades and, ultimately, the rejection of the sitting Labour MP - a junior Minister. While I.C.H.C. remains fundamentally concerned with the provision of health facilities and the delivery of all that results in ‘good health’ it is associated with concern for all aspects of a healthy community - education for all ages, support for the disabled and the elderly, transport, arts and entertainment, nature and the environment.

Here we go, again !

The   Shuttle   tells   us   that   a   Worcestershire   Acute   Trust   event    is being    held    at    ‘Simply    Limitless’ ,    in    Kidderminster,    on    FRIDAY   January 31st,  between 10am and noon . The trust's advertising for their events reads: “We are looking at how we can improve and modernise outpatient clinics, so appointments are more effective for patients. “This   could   change   the   way   community   hospitals   have   traditionally   been   used and   while   they   will   continue   to   do   the   majority   of   the   things   they   currently provide,    we    want    to    work    with    local    people    to    look    at    new    or    different opportunities for them to play an even bigger role in their local area.” ‘Simply   Limitless’   (for   those   of   you   who   aren’t   familiar)   is   the   “Simply Limitless   Well-Being   Centre”,   located   in   Puxton   Lane   (with   minimal parking) so get there EARLY.. (It’s   one   of   the   ancient   factory   sheds   –   down   a   no-through   road   possibly   chosen   by   the   Trust   to   add   a   special   soupcon   of   irony   to their event). GOOGLE MAP Well,   it’s   been   20   years   or   so   since   we   rolled-up   our sleeves and resisted down-grading and closure. Let’s   go   tell-em    that   the   changes   we   want   made   are, and I quote … “.. new opportunities .. .. and a bigger role (for our hospital)  in our local area.”
This will involve moving Doctors to Community Hospitals -   - and NOT Out-Patient Services to already over-burdened Acute Hospitals