Have your say on services at Weston General Hospital

We’re inviting you share your views and help us to shape the future of Weston General Hospital.

Overview

Weston General Hospital is a crucial part of the local NHS in the south west. It is in the heart of the main community it serves, has excellent resources and caring staff.

However, being part of the smallest acute Trust in England, the hospital has struggled with increasing demand for services, the long-term recruitment of doctors in some specialties and delivering services within the money available. Many of these issues have been ongoing for years despite intense efforts locally and regionally to resolve them.

As with any hospital, the services provided are part of a wider system of care and all partners are committed to making Weston General Hospital a success and a permanent part of the local health system.

Working with health and social care partners, we have developed a number of ideas that we are confident will help secure the future of the hospital - but they are not fixed plans and we want to know what you think.

There is no doubt that things need to change because some services are not sustainable in their current form and all the services needed to support a growing population cannot be provided from one relatively small hospital.

We need a solution that makes the best use of the hospital facilities, with the best mix of staff that gets the best outcomes for patients.

We want your feedback

Working with local doctors and nurses we have developed ideas based on Weston General Hospital’s strengths and looking at national best practice for a modern day NHS.

There are four main ideas that we would like to hear your views on - you can read about these ideas in the engagement booklet below.

Cover for Weston General Hospital Engagement Booklet

Weston General Hospital Engagement Booklet

We want to hear what you think of our ideas for Weston General Hospital, to make sure we continue to provide the best care for you.

Cover for Weston General Hospital Engagement Booklet - Easy read

Weston General Hospital Engagement Booklet - Easy read

We want to hear what you think of our ideas for Weston General Hospital, to make sure we continue to provide the best care for you.

We are inviting you to get involved and tell us what you think - we want everyone’s views - members of staff, patients and the public.

This is the start of a conversation with you, your feedback on these ideas is important to help us shape and develop them so we can make Weston General work as a local hospital.

Your views will be used to develop some options/proposals which reflect your feedback. Should these involve any significant change to services we will start a 12 week consultation process with you.

The engagement is open from 9 February until 6 April 2017. There are a number of ways that you can give us your feedback:

In person

  • Attend one of our public engagement events in March to find out more and speak to us in person. You can find out details about each event in our events calendar

Weston public engagement events

  • Tuesday 28 March
    Oaktree Arena, Bristol Road, Edithmead, Highbridge, TA9 4HA
  • Wednesday 29 March
    St Andrew’s Church Centre, Old Church Rd, Clevedon, BS21 7UE
  • Thursday 30 March
    For All Healthy Living Centre, Main Hall, 68 Lonsdale Ave, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3SJ.
- See more at: https://www.northsomersetccg.nhs.uk/events/weston-general-hospital-public-engagement-event-hi/#sthash.Y24a0voY.dpuf
  • Invite us to your next community group or meeting.

By post

  • Send us your views via email to wgh.engagement@nhs.net.
  • Write to us at North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, Castlewood, Clevedon, BS21 6FW.

By phone

  • Contact us on 01275 546721.

Tell us what you think

We have outlined the changes needed and the reasons why we think we need to change some services if we are going to be able to continue to deliver high quality healthcare in the future. Please read our engagement booklet and give your feedback below.