Edenbridge’s future

Shaping the future of NHS care in Edenbridge

Public consultation on Health Services for Edenbridge

This is an exciting, unique, opportunity for us to work together to design health services for the people of Edenbridge that will benefit people now and for future generations.

are looking at how we can strengthen care for local people at a time of growing demand. From 1 February until 26 April 2017, we are asking for comments on proposals to provide health services in Edenbridge going into the future.

What are we consulting you about?

We have now developed four possible options – one of which is our preferred option – for how health services can be provided in Edenbridge in the future.

We have looked at all these options from the perspective of different groups of people who might be affected, in an equality impact assessment. We now want to hear from you as part of our formal public consultation about whether you agree and any problems you can see.

Options

We have developed four possible options – one of which is our preferred option – for how health services can be provided in Edenbridge in the future.

We are proposing that a combined hospital/GP surgery would the following but we want to hear what you think.

Option 1a – our preferred option: New build, new site, new day care services, no inpatient beds.

Develop a modern, purpose-built combined hospital/surgery on a new site with no inpatient beds, but plenty of space for additional clinical services including day care beds (see p4 for details) and extra community support, with 140 parking spaces.

Option 1b: New build, new site with inpatient beds, no new services.

Develop a modern, purpose-built combined hospital/ surgery on a new site with inpatient beds, but no additional clinical services or community support, with 140 parking spaces.

Two possible options are given for a new site:

  • Kent County Council land on the south side of Four Elms Road: near the Eden Centre. This is a green belt site.
  • Cooper’s Estate land on south side of Four Elms Road: slightly further out of town. This is also a green belt site.

Option 2a: New build, on the hospital site, no beds, new services.

Demolish the existing hospital building and replace with a modern purpose built combined hospital/surgery with two or three storeys, with no inpatient beds, but plenty of space for additional clinical services, including day care beds, and community support, with 140 parking spaces.

Option 2b: New build, hospital site, inpatient beds, no new services

Demolish the existing hospital building and replace with a modern purpose built combined hospital/surgery with two or three storeys, with inpatient beds, but no additional clinical services or community support, with 140 parking spaces.

Give us your feedback

Complete our online survey or come and discuss our plans at one of the following meetings:

  • Rickards Hall, High Street on Tuesday, 7 February at 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Eden Centre, Four Elms Road on Monday, 13 March at 4 to 5pm
  • WI Hall, Station Road on Saturday, 25 March at 11.30am to 1pm
  • Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Stangrove Park on Tuesday, 25 April April at 6.30 to 8.30pm