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Statement from Nick Skellett on halting of hospital merger plans

Surrey County Council’s Health Scrutiny Committee Chairman Nick Skellett

Following the news that the merger between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom Hospital has been halted, the Chairman of Surrey’s Health Scrutiny Committee Nick Skellett issued the following statement.

Mr Skellett said : “Surrey’s Health Scrutiny Committee has today expressed great concern about the halting of the merger between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom Hospital.

“The committee had welcomed the prospect of the two trusts combining and is disappointed that this has been stopped. This brings back uncertainty for Epsom’s staff and residents.

“The committee encourages NHS London and Epsom Hospital to start discussions early on finding a way forward.”

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