Community hospital consultation - outcome and next steps

Community hospital consultation - outcome and next steps

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From 28 January to 5 May 2016, we ran a public consultation looking at how services could be delivered in the future in the five community hospitals in the Surrey Downs area. This was based on a review which took place in 2015, looking at inpatient (overnight) rehabilitation care, as well as day clinics and other specialist appointments (known as outpatient services).

During the 14 week consultation, we met with individuals and local groups to discuss the options and how people feel about them. We also attended over 40 events across Surrey Downs, answered many questions and emails, taking note of everyone's feedback. Everything was fed into a report which is being compiled by an independent research company.

On 29 July our Governing Body took the decision to continue to explore relocating services currently based at the current New Epsom and Ewell Community Hospital (NEECH) to Epsom Hospital (known as ‘Option 2’). Read more about the next steps in our press release here.

You can read a copy of the community hospital services review outcome paper considered by the Governing Body here.

To see the independent consultation report, which summarises all of the feedback we received click here.