To meet the rise in demand for health care, family doctors in Shepton Mallet believe the way forward could be to develop a health and wellbeing campus, combining hospital, family doctor and community health services all on one site.
The vision of a health campus came out of an earlier review of community health services for Shepton Mallet that took place throughout 2012 and 2013. This also included a proposal to explore the opportunity to relocate Grove House Surgery to the community hospital site and thereby increase the opportunity to develop family doctor services.
From this review came the establishment of the Shepton Mallet Health Campus Project Board who will now be asking for the views of people so that they can influence the content of a detailed business plan that will need to be prepared if the scheme is to make its case for NHS funding.
Find out more
Read the news release Project group to seek public views on health campus services
Read the news update Health and Wellbeing Campus
View the vision diagram Shepton Mallet Health Campus
Visit Flickr to see photos of Shepton Mallet Community Hospital
Have your say
If patients, carers and the public would like to know more about the proposed health campus for Shepton Mallet and how they can share their views, simply write or email the Somerset CCG with your contact details to the address below.
Shepton Mallet Health Campus Programme Board, Somerset Clinical CommissioningGroup, Wynford House, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8HR
Tel: 01935 384000
Or email your views to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the coming weeks, members of the Health Campus Project Group, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, Central Somerset GP Federation and Patient Participation Groups will be distributing information and feedback about the health campus proposal.
Community groups or organisations who would be interested in having a representative talk to their members about the vision of a new health campus for Shepton Mallet can email: email@example.com