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Date: 31 March 2016

RUH invites Mendip residents to share views on Shepton Mallet Health Campus

The RUH has been chosen to progress to the second stage of tendering for the proposed Shepton Mallet Health Campus. The Trust is again offering Mendip residents the opportunity to share their ideas and provide feedback on the RUH's plans for a development which lies at the heart of the local community and its future wellbeing.

The proposed Campus will provide both surgery and diagnostic services, currently provided by the Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre, as well as community hospital and health promoting services.

James Scott, RUH Chief Executive at the RUH says, "We are really pleased to have progressed to this stage, and once again we're keen to hear the views of those who will be using these services. By joining forces with residents, together we can create a new shared vision for the future. We had some very useful feedback from our open event earlier in the year, which helped us to really focus on what the community in Mendip wants to achieve. Now, we want to share how our plans have developed and work again with residents to ensure we design the modern health care campus this community deserves."

All local residents are invited to attend a public meeting on Thursday, 7th April 2016, 6.30 - 8.30pm, Mendip District Council, Cannard's Grave Road, Shepton Mallet.

Please could we ask that any Mendip residents who would like to attend the meeting confirm attendance by contacting the RUH membership office on 01225 826288 or emailing ruhmembership@nhs.net.

ENDS
Notes to the Editor:
  • The RUH publicly announced its initial bid in July 2015.
  • The Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, who is responsible for the planning and funding of the county's health services, had invited 'expressions of interest from organisations willing to provide key services at the campus and organisations willing to lead the integration of services to ensure overall delivery of the wider vision and objectives.

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