Our children and their families are at the heart of everything we do, and so it is only right that we should consult with them on planned changes to our hospital and the services we offer. We also consult with others that are interested in our work.
Although we have delayed our Foundation Trust application, we have appointed an interim Members’ Forum which has been actively involved in many ways. These range from helping out with ward inspections to helping improve the food in one of our cafes. Read about how our Members’ Forum has been involved
International and Private Patients
Any profit we make from private work is used to support our NHS work. However, we are at risk of breaching a cap set for private work under Foundation Trust rules. There are ongoing legal issues which must be resolved before we can plan any changes to the way our International and Private Patients department operates. However, before our Foundation Trust application was delayed, we consulted widely about our initial proposed plans.
Before we can become a Foundation Trust we need patients, their families, staff, support groups, donors and other partners to consider our plans and become involved in the future of our hospital. Although we have delayed our application we now have over 4,500 members who we contact regularly for their feedback. Read about our Foundation Trust consultation