Local people are invited to learn more about Epsom and St Helier hospitals and put their questions to the Trust Board at the upcoming Annual Public Meeting, due to be held at St Helier Hospital on Friday 14 July from 9am.

The event will demonstrate the Trust’s key successes from the last financial year, and will look ahead to the challenges and opportunities ahead for this year. The Trust’s formal accounts for the year will also be presented at the meeting.

Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles believes exciting times are ahead for the Trust. He said: “Last year featured a number of successes for us, including providing care to a record number of patients and our strong performance against key waiting time standards. We were one of the few hospital trusts to see, treat and care for more than 95% of patients in our A&E departments within four hours – that is a brilliant achievement and one that we are very proud of. But we know that we can’t rest on our laurels and are working hard to improve our services even further this year.

“There is a lot of work going on to improve our hospital sites and in fact, we will be investing a record amount of money in the buildings, as well as in new medical and ICT equipment, this year.”

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Welcome and introduction by Chairman Laurence Newman
  • Review of the year by the Chief Executive
  • Presentation of the Quality Accounts 2016-17
  • Presentation of the Annual Accounts 2016-17
  • A look at our Integrated Performance and Risk Report for the month
  • Questions from members of the public.

The Annual Public Meeting will be held at St Helier Hospital in the Whitehall Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Medical Centre (1st floor, B block). The meeting will start from 9am-10.30am, and refreshments will be provided from 8.30am for all attendees.

For more information about the Annual Public Meeting and other upcoming public meetings, please visit www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/events.