West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Herts Valleys CCG are taking another look at plans and funding requirements for redeveloping hospital services in west Hertfordshire...
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West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Herts Valleys CCG are taking another look at plans and funding requirements for redeveloping hospital services in west Hertfordshire. This follows feedback on the strategic outline case the organisations submitted to NHS regulators last year. They are seeking interested people from across west Hertfordshire to be involved in evaluation of potential options.
After reviewing the plans submitted by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust last year, NHS Improvement acknowledged that there is a clear case for investment in local hospital facilities but they want further work on the strategic outline case (SOC). Because of pressures on national budgets to fund these major developments, they want the organisations to consider how they could make the proposals more affordable, whilst ensuring that the chosen solution will be viable long-term.
Patient and public representatives
They are seeking four patient and public representatives to be part of an evaluation panel that will examine the options from various aspects including patient care, accessibility and how they complement other parts of the health and care system locally.
How to put yourself forward
If you are interested in being a patient and public representative for the evaluation panels please send an email explaining in no more than 250-300 words what insight or contribution you would bring to this process. You could also highlight anything else about yourself that you think makes you particularly suitable for this task.
Please state where you live as this will help to select people from across our area and if there are any dates that you cannot make during the two weeks in January that the panel meetings will take place.
Please send your expression of interest by 10am on Friday 30 November. Please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org and title your email “Patient and public representative for hospital options evaluation: expression of interest”.