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Engagement launched on future of health services

Working in partnership, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of Clinical Commissioning Groups, West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover, have launched a programme of public engagement on the biggest modernisation of local health services in 50 years.

Hampshire Together: Modernising our Hospitals and Health Services is a programme that will involve all NHS and social care services across Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Winchester and the surrounding areas.

Along with the construction of a brand new hospital, the central aim of all partners is to deliver a joined-up healthcare system that supports patients, their families and their carers to access the right care, in the right place, at the right time in order to keep them healthy.

In 2019, Hampshire Hospitals was named as one of the trusts chosen to receive capital funding as part of the Department of Health and Social Care’s Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP). This is designed to support 40 hospital building projects across the country between 2025 and 2030 and it is this funding that will be used to create the new hospital.

The partnership has developed a ‘listening document’ which explains the challenges currently faced and opportunities the programme presents. This document, along with more information about the programme, can be found at www.hampshiretogether.nhs.uk

Throughout June and July, the NHS organisations working in partnership will be asking for views from the public. Please do share this information with groups in your areas.

If you would like to receive the ‘listening document’ and a comment form by post, write to the programme at FREEPOST Hampshire Together (no stamp required) with your name and address.