Anger at NHS delays

December 20 2017

SAVE Frenchay Hospital campaigner Barbara Harris has criticised NHS managers for their continuing failure to provide a promised healthcare facility at the old hospital site.

SAVE Frenchay Hospital campaigner Barbara Harris has criticised NHS managers for their continuing failure to provide a promised healthcare facility at the old hospital site.

Improved rehabilitation, reablement and recovery services at Frenchay (and at Thornbury) were part of the Bristol Health Services Plan, which saw the concentration of acute services at Southmead.They should have been open by 2016 but contracts for building them have not yet been awarded.

Mrs Harris, from Downend, told South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group that this so-called “slippage” was unacceptable.

"Patients and public have a right to know why our reconfiguration of healthcare services in North Bristol is being bungled," she said.