6 December 2023

Last week (30 November), the NHS in Hampshire published details on proposals for a consultation into how between £700 million and £900 million would best be invested in hospital services across the county.

Today, the NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board has taken the decision to consult patients, carers, staff, local communities and health and care partners on the proposals.

Announcing the decision, Maggie MacIsaac, Chief Executive of NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board, said: “These exciting proposals provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve hospital facilities and hospital services and enable our colleagues to provide the very best care for people who need it.”

“The proposals have been designed by clinicians, with patients, and are based on clinical evidence and best practice. At their heart is the need to deliver safe, high-quality services, sustainable for the future, with sufficient specialist staff to run services well.

“At this stage, they are still proposals. We are keen to hear what people think of the options we are putting forward, how the proposals could impact on them, and where they think they could be improved.”

The consultation will launch on 11 December and run until midnight on 17 March 2024.

How to get involved

The NHS in Hampshire would like to know what people think about plans to build a new hospital, invest in Winchester hospital, and proposals for where services are provided from in future.

There will be a wide range of ways for people to get involved, including 20 public ‘listening events’, both in person and virtually, three drop-in exhibitions, community meetings, and market stalls.

More information will be available from 11 December on the dedicated website for the consultation: www.hampshiretogether.nhs.uk.