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Proposals for Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Published: 23 July 2009

Commenting on confirmation that Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust will run a national competitive process to find a partner for Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Tony Durcan, Regional Officer said:

 "RCN members in Hinchingbrooke are clearly disappointed that the SHA have made this decision but we hope that this step will end the months of uncertainty and secure the long term future of Hinchingbrooke Hospital for staff and patients.

The RCN is concerned that it will be a challenge to find one company or Trust to run the Hospital and is keen for the existing Trust board to confirm that they will be making a local bid to run the Hospital. We believe that local people should manage and run the Hospital for the real benefit of the local community. 

The RCN will continue to work closely with Hinchingbrooke Hospital to ensure staff are both consulted and kept informed of developments."

For further information please contact RCN Regional Communications Officer, Lynn Ladbrook on 07501 272 325, email lynn.ladbrook@rcn.org.uk or Tony Durcan, Regional Officer for Cambridgeshire 01284 717717, emal tony.durcan@rcn.org.uk