Hospital bosses to host series of public meetings over merger plans in Cambridgeshire

Hinchingbrooke Hospital Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bosses at Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough and Stamford hospitals are hosting a public meeting in St Neots later to discuss a possible merger.

The aim of the meeting is to outline why hospital bosses think merging the two hospital trusts into one organisation is the best option for the future delivery of quality services to patients.

They also want to hear people's views and address any concerns.

"We want people to understand the reasons why we are proposing to merge our hospital trusts and to hear the facts about the future delivery of our services. We want to encourage as many people as possible to attend these meetings so we can answer any questions, dispel any myths and reassure members of the public about any specific concerns they may have.

– Lance McCarthy, Chief Exec, HInchingbrooke & Stephen Graves, Chief Exec, Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals

It's one of seven meetings across Huntingdonshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire over the next few weeks.

It's taking place at the Priory at 7 o'clock.

Other dates are as follows:

  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital's Partnership Suite on Monday 3rd October at 5.45pm
  • Stamford Hospital Meeting Hall on Thursday 6th October at 5.45pm
  • Deepings Community Centre, Market Deeping, on Monday 10th October at 7pm
  • Peterborough City Hospital, Learning Centre, on Tuesday 11th October at 5.45pm
  • St Ives Corn Exchange on Thursday 13th October at 2pm
  • Bourne Corn Exchange on Thursday 20th October at 4.30pm