In September last year the Guildford and Waverley CCG (NHS Clinical Commissioning Group) “BETTER CARE TOGETHER” consultation, explored ideas about reducing the use of A&E services at Royal Surrey County Hospital for non-emergency care.
They were specifically looking at the idea of Urgent Treatment Centres in alternative locations.
A public meeting was held about this in our Village Hall on September 6th.
In January 2020, after the results of the consultation were published, a small group came together with representatives from SMART Cranleigh and the Cranleigh Village Hospital League of Friends.
With guidance from the CCG, the group has worked over the last 6 months to write a proposal for non-emergency care for Cranleigh and surrounding villages. The report will be finalised in the next month.
The proposal makes a case for an Acute Treatment Centre (one level up from a minor injury unit) to be located at the currently well used and well equipped Cranleigh Village Hospital.
The good news is that following the submission of the preliminary proposal, to the CCG it has been confirmed that it has been included on the shortlist of options that are being considered.