Weston General Hospital proposals reviewed at council health scrutiny meeting

  • 22 April 2022

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Proposed changes to some services at Weston General Hospital have been reviewed by councillors at a key meeting this week (Wednesday 20 April 2022).

The proposals -- designed by senior clinicians and other health and care staff -- would mean thousands more people receiving their planned care at Weston General Hospital every year.

Councillors agreed that the favoured option for change does not constitute a ‘substantial variation’ to services. While a formal public consultation would not be required, the local NHS would still hold a period of engagement on the draft proposals to better understand the public’s views.

Public engagement on the proposals is likely to begin early in the summer, with a final decision about any changes taken later this year. A more detailed timeline will be shared in the near future.

Meeting papers of the North Somerset Council Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel are available to view on the North Somerset Council website.

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