Trust and CCG look to enhance engagement over future vision for Torrington hospital

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) and the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have listened to the local community in Torrington and are looking at ways to enhance engagement with local residents over the Torrington Community Cares project.

We continue to seek ideas on making best use of Torrington Community Hospital in the long-term, at the same time as assessing a new model of care that focuses on supporting people to live safely and independently in their own homes.

As already advertised, a public meeting will take place at The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington at 6pm on Thursday 12 September.

Further public meetings are being planned and more details will be announced soon.

Drop-in sessions will continue to take place at Torrington Community Hospital every Friday from 10am to midday.

Kate Lyons, NDHT’s director of operations, said: “We are committed to continuing the frank and open dialogue with the local community and actively encourage people to attend either a drop-in session or one of the upcoming public meetings.

“We want you to tell us your thoughts about how your local community hospital could be best used in the future.”

Dr Chris Bowman, vice chair of the Northern Locality of the CCG, said: “We want to get the message out to the local community about how they can get involved with the project as we feel it is important we hear the voice of local people.

“While we have already arranged one public meeting and are planning others, we’d love to hear suggestions about where else we could get out and about to speak to you, whether this may be at community groups or village meetings.”

Inpatient beds will be open as the engagement process continues.

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Last updated: March 6, 2018