Members of the public – get involved in the future of your local hospitals

Published: 18/10/18

We face many challenges at Epsom and St Helier hospital around the staff, buildings and finances.

Sutton, Surrey Downs and Merton Clinical Commissioning Groups are looking at these challenges and trying to decide the best way to solve them. We have some potential options and we want local people to have a genuine say in how the best option is chosen.

An independent research company called Traverse will be running workshops on behalf of the NHS to develop a recommendation about the options.

Who do we want to speak to?

We’d like to hear from residents who have used either Epsom or St Helier hospital in the last twelve months.

We’d also like to hear from local residents with disabilities and carers that use these hospitals.

When do we want to speak to you?

There are three half-day workshops. You only need to attend one workshop, so please look at the following dates and see if you are available:

• Tuesday 30th October, 13.00-17.00, Ewell
• Tuesday 6th November, 13.00-17.00, Sutton
• Wednesday 14th November, 13.00-19.30, Wimbledon

Why should I take part?

The main reason to participate is to be involved in this important decision that impacts your area. So most of all we want people who take that responsibility seriously. We do recognise that we are asking you to give up your time, so we are offering £50 to each participant. If you incur additional costs such as childcare, we may be able to reimburse that as well. We can discuss that with you and make a decision on a case by case basis.

How do I take part?

If you would like to be considered as a participant, then please contact, Duncan Grimes, one of the independent researchers who will be running the discussion:

Email: Duncan.grimes@traverse.ltd

Mobile phone: 07710 855 687

You cannot just turn up to these events as you will be given information, to help you to give your opinion about how you think the NHS should make this decision.

Thank you

Your views are important and will help us to deliver better health care for local residents.

Improving Healthcare Together