Helping local people shape the future direction of North Middlesex Hospital
In July 2018, Healthwatch Haringey held two events for North Mid patients and Haringey residents to come and share their thoughts on what direction North Mid Hospital might take in future. We were joined by the Chief Executive and Director of Strategy at the hospital.
The hospital currently faces the decision whether to continue working in partnership with the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead or to look elsewhere for closer working arrangements that improve the quality and financial
sustainability of care at North Mid.
People who attended these events told us:
- Being able to recruit and retain the right staff needs to be a key priority
- The hospital should have closer links with its local community, including GPs, social care services, voluntary and community groups, local businesses and local people
- There were some concerns that partnering with Royal Free would mean that decisions get made at Royal Free rather than locally and that knowledge of local health needs would be lost
The hospital will be responding to this feedback when they write their draft ‘Case for Change’ and will be consulting again in the autumn.
Report coming soon.