Public consultation on £120m Hampshire treatment centre to be delayed

Public consultation on £120m Hampshire treatment centre to be delayed

Public consultation on £120m Hampshire treatment centre to be delayed

First published in Winchester Andover Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

HEALTH bosses say they are expecting the public consultation for plans on the improvement of critical hospital services in Hampshire to be delayed.

The proposal, which could see a £120 million critical treatment centre built on a green field site between Winchester and Basingstoke, has been under review by Gateway - an independent and expert Department of Health body.

They have said more work needs to be done before the public consultation can begin, including additional finance allowances, and a more detailed wider impact assessment.

It is expected that the consultation will begin at the end of May, after the local and European elections, but health chiefs say it could be pushed back until June, delaying any decision making until after September.

Plans to centralise services for the 15 per cent of sickest patients include two options; the £120 million hospital, or improvements to services at North Hampshire and Royal Hampshire County Hospitals.

The project is run by NHS West and North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Wessex Area Team NHS England, who will produce a report for Hampshire County Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee once the consultation process is complete.

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10:23pm Mon 5 May 14

underpaid NHS worker says...

This is what Mary Edwards does not share with her fellow frontline staff. North Hampshire CCG do not believe her and her figures regarding this new hospital. None of the managers have a clear vision for what should be provided. Hence why this outside body has been called in to look into the numbers and whether this is feasible. Personally how can a trust go from 3 sites to 4 (+emergency only hospital) and remain viable?

This trust is starting to look incompetent.
This is what Mary Edwards does not share with her fellow frontline staff. North Hampshire CCG do not believe her and her figures regarding this new hospital. None of the managers have a clear vision for what should be provided. Hence why this outside body has been called in to look into the numbers and whether this is feasible. Personally how can a trust go from 3 sites to 4 (+emergency only hospital) and remain viable? This trust is starting to look incompetent. underpaid NHS worker
  • Score: 2

2:02pm Wed 7 May 14

wheresthemoneygone says...

Journalist plying the propaganda of the establishment again.Don't use the word 'improvement' - a more apt term is degeneration.It doesn't take an expert to see this.Unbelievable incompetence - all of these reviews and consultations should have already been carried out.Of course they're delaying this until after the elections.Our wonderful NHS is not in safe hands.
Journalist plying the propaganda of the establishment again.Don't use the word 'improvement' - a more apt term is degeneration.It doesn't take an expert to see this.Unbelievable incompetence - all of these reviews and consultations should have already been carried out.Of course they're delaying this until after the elections.Our wonderful NHS is not in safe hands. wheresthemoneygone
  • Score: 3

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