Bid to hand over NHS services to be debated

CCTV of the suspect

‘Despicable’ act sees thieves steal lead from Rowans Hospice centre

2
Have your say

THE impact of awarding a huge slice of NHS orthopaedic services to a privately-run body will be discussed later this month.

The Council of Governors of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will meet to debate the impact of awarding the £235m musculoskeletal services contract to Bupa/CSH Ltd.

Among the topics will be the potential impact on St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, where there have been concerns the changes could downgrade the hospital’s long-serving role in accident and emergency and orthopaedics.

The meeting will discuss an impact assessment, drawn up by experts, which concluded that if the contract is awarded to Bupa/CSH Ltd and no mitigating actions are put in place, there would be ‘serious financial and clinical impacts on hospital services’.

Lead governor Margaret Bamford said: ‘We welcome members of the public attending our meetings and learning more.’

The meeting takes place at 9.30am on January 22 at Doric Seminar Hall, Worthing.

Back to the top of the page