Come and meet us - Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust confirms public meetings and events
Monday 9 July 2012
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed its meetings and events for the rest of 2012.
Hampshire Hospitals Chief Executive Mary Edwards said: “We want to share our achievements and plans. We cover a large part of Hampshire and to make it as easy as possible for our members and local communities to find out about their local hospitals and services, we have planned local roadshows as well as the Annual Members Meeting.
“It has been a pleasure to have already met so many members at our Health Focus events in Odiham and Winchester so far this year, and I look forward to welcoming many more of you. If you are not a member and want to keep up to date with our news and events, you can join in person at any event, complete the form on our website, pick up a form from our hospitals or telephone us.”
Annual Members Meeting and exhibition – Tuesday 24 July, The Ark, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, 6:30pm.
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive Mary Edwards and Chief Financial Officer David French will provide updates on the work of the Foundation Trust and its plans for the future. The guest speaker will be Hampshire Hospitals Consultant Surgeon Dick Rainsbury, who is also president of the Association of Breast Surgery. Hampshire Hospitals staff will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions as part of an exhibition featuring some of the hospital’s services and teams, for example, Maternity, Stroke and Infection Control.
The Hampshire Hospitals Roadshows will then follow the same format as the Annual Members Meeting, with an update from the chief executive, a guest speaker and the exhibition. All Foundation Trust members, friends and the public are welcome to join staff, governors and directors at any of the events, which will begin at 6:30pm.
Winchester - Tuesday 31 July, The Discovery Centre, 6:30pm
Guest speaker Mr Dick Rainsbury, as above.
Andover – Wednesday 1 August, The Lights, 6:30pm
Guest speaker Hampshire Hospitals Chief Nurse, Donna Green.
Donna joined the NHS in 1981, and trained as a registered nurse working in a variety of clinical positions to ward sister level, completing a specialist oncology qualification at Christies Hospital, Manchester. Donna then worked in general management positions across a range of clinical specialties at a number of acute trusts. Donna is Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s chief nurse, deputy chief executive and chief operating officer.
The team from the Day Surgery Unit at Andover War Memorial Hospital will also be attending this road show as part of the exhibition.
Eastleigh – Tuesday 4 September, Wells Place, 6:30pm
Guest speaker Hampshire Hospitals Chief Medical Officer, Dr Andrew Bishop
Andrew Bishop has been a consultant cardiologist and physician at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital since 1999. He is an honorary consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Dr Bishop sees patients with all forms of heart disease and also practices as a general physician. He has an active angiography and angioplasty practice and runs a specialist service for patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). In addition to clinical practice he lectures widely on heart disease and its management.
Alton - Tuesday 11 September, the Maltings, 6:30pm
Guest speaker to be confirmed.
Health Focus Events
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust holds Health Focus events throughout the year, where a clinician will give a presentation on a particular aspect of the services offered by the Foundation Trust and answer questions from members and the public. So far this year the Health Focus on Emergency Care in Odiham and Health Focus on Stroke in Winchester have been well attended. Further Health Focus events are planned in Andover in November 2012 and Basingstoke in January 2013. Further details of these will be sent to members and publicised on the Foundation Trust website, www.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk.
Council of Governors Meeting
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will hold its Council of Governors meeting on July 17, at Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover, at 6:30pm. The Council of Governors meetings are held in public, which means that members of the Foundation Trust and members of the public are welcome to attend and hear the discussions. The meeting will be chaired by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Chairman, Elizabeth Padmore, and there will be an opportunity to speak to governors at the end of the meeting. Car parking is available in the Beech Hurst council offices car park. The next Council of Governors meeting will be in Winchester (venue to be confirmed) on 9 October.
notes for editors
Media are welcome to attend any of the events and meetings listed above.
1. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a population of approximately 600,000 patients in Hampshire and parts of west Berkshire.
2. HHFT has about 5,000 staff and a turnover of £300 million a year.
3. HHFT delivers one hospital service across multiple locations including its own hospitals, Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. It also provides outpatient and assessment services from Bordon and Alton community hospitals.
4. As a Foundation Trust, HHFT is accountable to the local community through a system of local ownership with members and elected governors. Foundation Trusts are free from central government control and can reinvest any surplus to develop clinical services. They are authorised and regulated by Monitor, an independent regulator.
5. Foundation Trust Governors are in role for two or three years.
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