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Improving Healthcare Together consultation: face-to-face engagment cancelled

The remaining face-to-face engagement for Improving Healthcare Together consultation has been cancelled to protect public health.

NHS Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will continue the Improving Healthcare Together consultation online and on social media for the remaining two weeks. This follows the latest advice from the Government regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). The final sessions of planned face-to-face public engagement relating to the Improving Healthcare Together consultation will now be cancelled to protect the health of local residents and staff. This is in line with national public health advice that people should avoid all unnecessary social contact with others and all unnecessary travel. They apologise for the short notice for this, but it is important for them that this advice is followed.

The cancelled activity includes the last listening event due to be held this evening (Tuesday 17th March) at Bookham Community Association from 18:30 – 21:00.

They hope to run an online event to replace this next week to offer a further opportunity for people to engage with the consultation, ask questions and give their feedback online. They are exploring options and more details will be shared as soon as possible.

The Improving Healthcare Together consultation is a public consultation on proposals to invest £500 million to improve hospital services. The three CCGs met in public on 6th January and agreed to launch a public consultation on 8th January on three potential options for the location of a brand-new specialist emergency care hospital – on the Epsom, St Helier or Sutton hospital sites.

The consultation will continue online with more information on the consultation, their presentation material and a questionnaire is available on their website. Questions and comments can be also be submitted via hello@improvinghealthcaretogether.org.uk or by writing to Opinion Research Services, FREEPOST, SS1018, PO Box 530, Swansea SA1 1ZL.

Text: 07500 063191
Call: 02038 800 271

Twitter: @IHTogether
Facebook: @ImprovingHealthcareTogether