The 12 week Community Hospitals in the Forest of Dean public and staff consultation ended on 10 December 2017. We would like to thank everyone who has taken part and shared their views or submitted questions whether in person at one of the events, on-line or by completing the survey.

Work will now begin on compiling the Outcome of Consultation Report. This will be published and shared at the County’s Health and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee in January 2018, which is a meeting in public. The Report will also be made available at at this time.

We will review and carefully consider all of the feedback received from members of the public and staff, before any decisions relating to the preferred option are made.

It is expected that a full report will be considered by the Boards of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group in public session towards the end of January 2018 – dates will be confirmed in the near future.