Improving Stoke Services
We would like to draw your attention to the public consultation on improving stroke services across West Surrey which is now live (running from 6 February – 30 April).
The consultation is being led by Guildford and Waverley CCG in partnership with ourselves. Of particular relevance to residents in North West Surrey, this involves proposals to improve and expand the 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, we 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 consolidate specialist inpatient rehabilitation care which we currently provide at Ashford Hospital, and we are still working through the best option for local patients. The full consultation material can be accessed on the Guilford and Waverley CCG website at: www.guildfordandwaverleyccg.nhs.uk or follow the link here.
A number of public events are being held in North West Surrey and we would encourage local people to come along and hear more about the proposed improvements and to give their views:
Thursday 2 March – Education Centre, Ashford Hospital, 7.00 – 9.00pm
Friday 17 March – Education Centre, St Peter's Hospital, drop-in, 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Tues 21 March, Goldwater Lodge, Wishbone Way, Woking, GU21 3RT, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Weds 5 April, Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines, TW18 3HD, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Monday 10 April, Education Centre, Ashford Hospital, drop-in 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Any additional help you may be able to give to promote these events with others would be very much appreciated. If you would like to receive copies of our shorter consultation booklet or fliers/posters please email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org.
We very much look forward to engaging widely with the local population on these important proposals.