Mar 272017
 

Local people, patients, people who use services, families and hospital staff will be able to have their say on proposals for the redevelopment of surplus land on the St Peter’s Healthcare campus in Chertsey.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust intend to secure planning permission for the redevelopment of the surplus land for housing. The west site would then be sold in order to fund improved local healthcare facilities.

The money raised would:

  • Improve urgent and emergency care facilities and assessment units at St Peter’s Hospital
  • Support plans to upgrade and expand the affordable accommodation for NHS staff managed by Viridian – this will make St Peter’s more attractive to new staff and improve living space for existing staff
  • Provide significant funding towards redeveloping Surrey and Borders Partnership’s mental health hospital and community services to serve people in north west, mid and east Surrey.

The proposals largely focus on the western part of the St Peter’s Healthcare campus which is jointly owned by Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This area currently houses a range of community mental health services for people of all ages and a drug and alcohol detox unit. These will relocate within the local vicinity, and people who use these services will be involved in deciding where best suits the services’ needs. The area also houses old administrative and service buildings, housing for staff, and derelict areas.

The proposals include:

  • 297 open-market homes consisting of a retirement village and a mix of apartments, and houses.
  • Around 60 new affordable homes, primarily for NHS staff
  • A new, separate access road from Holloway Hill to the north west
  • A new village green.
  • Redeveloping housing on the eastern part of the campus to provide 72 modern affordable apartments, primarily for NHS staff
  • Options for accommodating parking on and off-site for around 250 spaces.


 

People can view the plans at a public exhibition on Thursday 27th April between 2.30pm to 7pm at the Postgraduate Education Centre, St Peter’s Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey. Staff from the NHS Trusts and the technical consultancy team, including WYG, will be on hand to answer questions. There will also be a small permanent display in the hospital’s main foyer. Further information will be made available online at WYG’s dedicated webpage www.wyg.com/st-peters.

 Posted by at 1:08 pm
Mar 092017
 

A public consultation has recently been launched on improving stroke services across West Surrey which affects both St Peter’s Hospital and Ashford Hospital and services in the local community.

A number of events are taking place across this area which we would encourage local people to attend and give their views, also giving people the opportunity to ask questions.

  • Friday 17th March – Education Centre, St Peter’s Hospital, drop-in anytime between 2.00 – 4.00 pm
  • Tues 21st March, Goldwater Lodge, Wishbone Way, Woking, GU21 3RT, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
  • Weds 5th April, Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines, TW18 3HD, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
  • Monday 10th April, Education Centre, Ashford Hospital, drop-in anytime between 2.00 – 4.00 pm

As a key provider of stroke services, Ashford & St Peters hospitals have been working with local Clinical Commissioning Groups to scope these proposals which importantly include expanding and improving our specialist stroke unit at St Peter’s Hospital. By consolidating hyper-acute and acute stroke services (specialist hospital care during the first week of someone suffering from a stroke) into larger units, they can save more lives and help reduce disability caused by stroke.

Under these proposals there would be no stroke service at Royal Surrey County Hospital, and patients from the Guildford area would receive their specialist care at St Peter’s instead. (Patients from south of Guildford would go to Frimley Park Hospital).

The consultation is also proposing plans to improve Early Supported Discharge (more people going directly home from hospital where appropriate) and to consolidate specialist inpatient rehabilitation care which they currently provide at Ashford Hospital. For this specialist rehabilitation care, they are still working through the best option for local patients which might mean services at Ashford Hospital and / or Woking Community Hospital.

The full consultation material can be accessed on the Guilford and Waverley CCG website at www.guildfordandwaverleyccg.nhs.uk, or if you wish to receive material in the post please call 01483 405450.

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Feb 272017
 

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Feb 202017
 

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Feb 142017
 

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Feb 092017
 

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Feb 092017
 

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Feb 092017
 

Fairoaks Community Planning Weekend (DROP-IN) Most of you will have received information about the Community Planning weekend concerning Fairoaks Garden Village on Friday 24 February (1.45pm to 5) and Saturday 25 February (10.45am to 4pm)  at Chobham Village Hall. It is important to note that you can just DROP-IN to these events and spend as […]

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Jan 292017
 

Homewood parkrun is now up and ‘running’ at Ottershaw Memorial Fields! So far they have had a huge turnouts with the up to 175 runners including walkers, dogs & buggies! A number had visited from other local events to see the new venue, but they also had 30 participants brand new to parkrun which was fantastic! Please […]

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