There are a number of proposals currently under consideration within the NHS that will shape the future of hospital and other local NHS services for the residents of Epsom and Ewell.
At the Community and Wellbeing Committee last night (12 June), councillors debated a position statement which sets out the Council’s expectations regarding local future health provision.
Councillor Barry Nash, Chairman of the Community and Wellbeing Committee explained “While this Council is not a final decision maker on the future of the borough’s health provision, as a community leader we do have to ensure the views of residents are heard.
“There is an understandable level of public concern on the future given the changes that are being considered, including the physical location of the acute services for this area and beyond. The message is very clear from the residents of the borough about where they feel the healthcare provision should be and that’s at Epsom.
“It is of great concern to our residents that with both a growing population and a growing older population, and more housing having been built on land previously owned by the NHS, that the NHS continues to invest in high quality healthcare provision within the borough”
The following is the statement agreed by the committee:
Position Statement: Future of Epsom General Hospital and local health services
Information received from Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
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