Building Better Hospitals for the Future
The ‘Building Better Hospitals for the Future’ consultation closed at the end of 2020. The public consultation asked people about proposals to transform acute and maternity services in Leicester’s hospitals by investing more than £450million. We reached out to communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and heard the views of many people on the proposals put forward, as well as the likely impact.
We would like to thank everyone that participated in the consultation and for everyone that helped promote it. Given the extent of feedback and the need to ensure that everything we heard was captured it has taken a little while to undertake an independent analysis and evaluation. This has now been completed and received by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Here is the full Consultation Report of Findings and a Summary.
The findings of the consultation are helping us to develop a Decision Making Business Case (DMBC), which is in the process of being completed. The DMBC is important because it sets out how we have responded to the consultation feedback, any changes we have made as a result, and the final proposals that we intend to take forward.
We currently expect that the Decision Making Business Case will be presented to the CCGs’ Governing Bodies for a decision as part of a meeting held in public on 8th June 2021. This date does remain subject to change whilst work continues on finalising the document. All decisions taken will also be communicated widely after the meeting to communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.