Residents invited to hospital merger presentations

Residents who use Hinchingbrooke, Peterborough and Stamford hospitals are invited to attend a series of public events in September to hear about the proposed merger between the two trusts that run the hospitals, and to give their views.

The events will take place at the following times:

  • Friday 2 September 4pm - Peterborough Town Hall
  • Monday 5 September 4pm - Huntingdon Town Hall
  • Monday 19 September 7pm - Priory Centre, St Neots

Lance McCarthy, CEO of Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust and Stephen Graves, CEO of Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We would like as many members of the public to attend these events as possible, so we can hear and address the concerns of the public about the proposal to merge.

“If we do merge our hospital trusts on 1 April next year, we will create one NHS Foundation Trust that will serve the people of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire. Because an NHS foundation trust is governed by local people and staff, anyone who becomes a member can have a real say in how their hospitals are run. 

We especially want to hear what people think about creating local constituencies and governors who will represent the three areas surrounding Hinchingbrooke, Peterborough and Stamford hospitals. Anyone interested in becoming a member or governor can register their interest at one of these events. We are also keen to find out what people would like to call the proposed new organisation.”

Feedback is welcomed at the meetings as it will help us inform the full business case before it goes before both trust boards at the end of September and NHS Improvement in November.

All events offer the opportunity to hear from CEOs Lance McCarthy and Stephen Graves and to raise questions. To register for a place at an event, email communications@pbh-tr.nhs.uk. You can find out more about becoming a member or governor of an NHS Foundation Trust on the Peterborough and Stamford NHS website.

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