Peterborough residents to give voice to merger proposals

Peterborough residents to give voice to merger proposals

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Residents of Peterborough and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice their opinions about the proposed merger between Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals and Hinchingbrooke Hospital on Tuesday 9 August at 6pm at the Fleet Italian Community Association in Fletton. 

Attendees at the Healthwatch Peterborough-hosted event can expect to hear how the proposed merger could benefit healthcare for residents in the future.

Stephen Graves, CEO of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We have signed an agreement to work with Hinchingbrooke Hospital to develop a Full Business Case that recommends the merger of our two hospital trusts on 1 April 2017.

“We want to ensure people are fully informed and have the opportunity to ask questions and share their views. All feedback is welcomed as it will help us inform the Full Business Case before it goes before our respective boards at the end of September and NHS Improvement in November.

“We particularly want to know what people think about creating local constituencies and governors who will separately represent the three areas surrounding Peterborough, Stamford and Hinchingbrooke hospitals. We also want to find out what people think we should call the proposed new organisation.”

Refreshments will be provided. To register your place, email: info@healthwatchpeterborough.co.uk.  

The next public engagement event about the proposed merger is due to take place at Peterborough Town Hall on Friday 2 September at 4pm.