Phyllis – One woman’s story

Phyllis tells the story of one woman and her family’s attempt to navigate the complex system of older people’s care.

Phyllis, 80, was managing at home with the help of her family. On one of her daily trips to the shops, she falls and ends up in hospital.

The play documents Phyllis’ decline and her family’s struggle to navigate health and social care systems. It was developed from research with patients, family members, health and social care professionals, the play highlights the challenges many face.

It was commissioned by Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Partnership to help them look at how they could create better care for older people.

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are able to bring the production here with thanks to funding from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group.

The performance lasts approximately 50 minutes and is followed by a post-show discussion.

This may be of particular interest to people who make decisions about local health and care services, as well as members of the public to watch the performance and join the conversation.

here will be an opportunity for people to share their own experiences of older people’s services.

Tickets are free but only a limited number are available due to space at the Medway Centre (Huntingdon) and these must be booked in advance please.


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