Stamford residents to air views on proposed merger

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The people of Stamford will have the opportunity to express their views and ask questions about the proposed merger between Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals and Hinchingbrooke Hospital this week. A public engagement event will take place in the New Meeting Hall at Stamford Hospital at 10am on Thursday 4 August.

The trusts that manage the hospitals have signed a memorandum of understanding which sets out their agreement to work together to develop a Full Business Case recommending the merger of the two hospital trusts on 1 April 2017.

Stephen Graves, CEO of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “It’s important that Stamford residents are fully informed about the proposed merger between our two trusts. At the event we will present the reasons why we are proposing to merge, and people will be able to ask questions and tell us what they think of our plans.

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

“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.”

Refreshments will be served on arrival. If driving, please use the Ryhall Road entrance for easy access to the New Meeting Hall. For further information about this event, please call the Communications Office on 01733 678024.


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