Making SaTH future fit

As everyone knows, the debate about the future of our hospitals has been making headlines for a long time. But, finally, there is some tangible - and very good - news.

The Government has confirmed that it has approved over £300 million of investment into our two hospitals to take forward the plans drawn up under the NHS Future Fit programme.

That means we can now go out to speak to the public - the people we serve - to find out what they really think about the plans that have been drawn up by clinicians to provide the best possible healthcare not only for this generation, but for generations to come.

We believe the plans for a single emergency site and a separate planned care site, supported by 24-houra-day Urgent Care Centres at both of our hospitals, will not only improve outcomes for our patients, but will also improve conditions for you and help us to recruit the best new staff to support the incredible work you are already doing in what we all know are difficult conditions.

It’s taken 12 years to get to this stage and I look forward to hearing the views of the public.

Simon Wright, Chief Executive, SaTH