Councillors to quiz NHS bosses on future of Maldon's hospital

St Peter's Hospital

St Peter's Hospital

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NHS bosses are set to be quizzed amid fears vital health services could start to leave Maldon’s hospital.

Maldon District Council has questioned why some providers are moving staff out of St Peter’s and expressed frustration over delays in deciding whether or not the hospital will be replaced with a new building.

The overview and scrutiny committee has asked lead members of the Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, the directors of NHS England Essex area team and the chief executive of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust to face questions.

Provide recently relocated about 60 office staff from St Peter’s to Colchester.

Deputy council leader Miriam Lewis said: "The council has been trying for some time to seek some clarity on how healthcare will be delivered to our residents and what this will mean for St Peter’s Hospital.

“The level of uncertainty that persists around this issue is unacceptable and a serious concern for us.”

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12:00pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Opsiomath says...

If Maldon District residents do have to travel even greater distances for routine clinics and treatments because of the migration of key hospitals services out of district , it's the final nail in the coffin of the draft MDC Local Development Plan

It will be totally 'unsustainable' to travel to Colchester/Broomfiel
d from most of Maldon District and add immeasurably to the production of greenhouse gases as patients have to travel many times further for treatment
If Maldon District residents do have to travel even greater distances for routine clinics and treatments because of the migration of key hospitals services out of district , it's the final nail in the coffin of the draft MDC Local Development Plan It will be totally 'unsustainable' to travel to Colchester/Broomfiel d from most of Maldon District and add immeasurably to the production of greenhouse gases as patients have to travel many times further for treatment Opsiomath
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