Peter Seaward – BRA Chairman
On Thursday 2nd November Daniel Elkeles, CEO of the Trust spoke to some sixty Bookham residents at the Baptist Church.
He explained the forward strategy for the Trust and what it could mean for us here in Bookham. Between 2020 and 2030 the Trust plan ensures that both Epsom and St Helier hospitals would be renovated and that a new acute hospital would be built, staffed by full time consultants and other specialists. This should provide better care for the 50,000 seriously sick people of the 200,000 patients seen every year by the Trust at both locations. This new unit would be either at St. Helier, co-located with The Marsden, or at Epsom. Other services would be maintained at the two existing hospitals.
It was pointed out that should this new unit be located at St Helier, then Bookham residents would probably like the right to ask if they could move from this Trust to that of the Royal Surrey at Guildford. Daniel accepted that this might be a possibility.
If you were unable to get along to the Epsom & St Helier University Hospital Trust meeting here is more information and a very informative video on the Epsom and St Helier web site.
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