Share your views on Ipswich and Colchester hospitals merger during public meeting at Aldeburgh Library

Nick Hulme is Chief Executive of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals. Picture: ARCHANT

Nick Hulme is Chief Executive of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Residents of Aldeburgh are invited to have their say on the proposed merger of two East Anglian hospitals.

The event will be held in the town’s library in Victoria Road on Wednesday, March 7 between 10am and 12.30pm for people to get up-to-date on plans to combine the trusts of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals.

Representatives of the hospitals will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Nick Hulme, chief executive of both trusts, said: “The merger is good news for the residents we serve. With over 10,000 staff, our combined strength will help us to see our patients at the right time, provide the best treatments locally and attract new staff. Merging will mean we can spend less money on overheads and duplication, and more money on our services to improve care for our patients.

“We are really keen that local residents are kept up-to-speed on progress with the merger, and have the opportunity to give their views on our plans. We are not planning any major changes, but there is a lot we can do to make services run more smoothly and free up time for our patients and staff.”


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