Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) is holding two events in Crawley where people can have their say about it becoming a foundation trust.
The trust, which runs East Surrey Hospital is running a 12 week consultation on the plans, which will see it become be free from the direct control of central government. Instead it will be accountable to local people. Events are being held in Crawley on Friday December 13, 2pm-4pm at Crawley Hospital and Friday January 10, 11am to 1pm at the Civic Hall in The Boulevard.
Chief executive Michael Wilson said: “Achieving FT status these days is about achieving a mark of quality – it’s a badge that says we deliver the best services. It also means the people we serve can have a greater say in our plans by becoming members and electing a Council of Governors.
“This consultation is about finding out what people think of our plans to become an FT – what our membership could look like and how they can influence decisions. I would encourage everyone to come along to the public meetings we are holding and play an essential role in shaping our proposals.”
The Trust’s proposals can be found on their website at www.sash.nhs.uk/ft