Residents can influence South Bristol hospital’s future

img_9920_500x199South Bristol residents are being asked to help shape the healthcare services available at the NHS Community Hospital in Hengrove.

MP Karin Smyth is concerned the new hospital, which opened in 2012, is not yet fulfilling its potential, and is conducting a community survey to gather views and experiences.

Many south Bristol residents still travel across the city to other hospitals and health facilities, whilst being unaware of the services available on their doorstep.

“It took over 50 years of PMQ 8 July 2015campaigning to get a new hospital built to serve people in south Bristol,” says Karin Smyth.

“Having finally been built with funding from the last Labour government it is beginning to play an important role, but it could offer so much more to meet local healthcare need. The building has the capacity to offer additional healthcare services.

“I want to find out about people’s experiences of using the new hospital, and their views on how it could be developed to better serve our communities. This will then help shape the work I do on my constituents’ behalf to try to further improve what is on offer there.”

Copies of Karin Smyth’s South Bristol NHS Community Hospital survey will be circulated from door to door in the coming weeks. It is also available for completion online using this link

People who would like to request a hard copy of the survey can also call 0117 9533575.