Have your say on services at Weston General Hospital

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This eight week engagement has now closed.

We published the independent feedback report on this engagement, prepared by Healthwatch North Somerset, in our July Governing Body meeting. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

The report will be used to help develop our ideas into more detailed proposals, which will be presented to NHS England and the Clinical Senate in the summer.  

Any proposal which recommends a significant change to the way services are delivered will then involve a 12 week consultation with you later this year.

We will be following the national guidelines for public consultation and there will be plenty of opportunity for the public to get involved and have their say.

This is really important work that we cannot do without your involvement, if you would like to be kept up to date with developments please send your contact details to wgh.engagement@nhs.net

Thank you for your ongoing support.

About the engagement

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 held this eight week engagement to hear what you think of them.

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.

Cover for Weston General Hospital Engagement Booklet

Weston General Hospital Engagement Booklet

The engagement period for Weston General Hospital has closed, however you can still read about this work and our emerging ideas in this summary document.

Cover for Weston General Hospital Engagement Booklet - Easy read

Weston General Hospital Engagement Booklet - Easy read

The engagement period for Weston General Hospital has closed, however you can still read about this work and our emerging ideas in this summary document.

Cover for Healthwatch Engagement Report: Weston General Hospital

Healthwatch Engagement Report: Weston General Hospital

A feedback and data analysis report from Healthwatch North Somerset on the eight-week public and staff engagement for Weston General Hospital.