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Richard Mitchell, the chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust, and the manager of Newark Hospital, Ant Rosevear to attend Say Yes To Newark Hospital's public meeting at Holy Trinity Community Centre


By Sharon Hodkin


Hospital chiefs are to attend a public meeting next week to update the community on developments at Newark Hospital.

Organised by the Say Yes To Newark Hospital campaign group, it takes place at Holy Trinity Community Centre, Newark, from 6.30pm on Wednesday.

It will be attended by Richard Mitchell, the chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust, and the manager of Newark Hospital, Ant Rosevear.

Richard Mitchell (8412956)
Richard Mitchell (8412956)

They will use the meeting to update the community on the development of services at the hospital and to set out their vision for Newark Hospital in the future.

Richard Mitchell said: “I hope by the end of the meeting the people of Newark will be able to see how importantly we view Newark Hospital as part of our strategy for the next five years.”

Say Yes To Newark Hospital was set up as Save Newark Hospital Campaign in March 2010 following the closure of the consultation of the Newark Healthcare Review, which it argued was flawed.

It became Say Yes To Newark Hospital two years later as a campaign to encourage people to support the return of services to the town.

The group will use the opportunity to review its objectives and there will be time for people to contribute to that process.

Paul Baggaley, secretary of the group, said: “There have been some positive developments at Newark Hospital in recent years and there is no doubt that having a more stable management team has helped.

“It is time to find out what’s working what’s not and what the future has in store.”

Also at the meeting, Professor Peter Tyrer will talk about the use of nidotherapy and other environmental training to improve social care, and the need to expand the nursing work force to make the hospital more available for medical and surgical procedures.

The doors will open at 6.15pm and the meeting will start at 6.30pm prompt.



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