Budget support for hospitals in Southend, Chelmsford and Basildon
22 November 2017
The Mid and South Essex STP has been identified to receive national funds to support transformation in all three hospitals in Southend, Chelmsford and Basildon.
Once finalised, this could see potential investments from the
additional funding in new operating theatres, improvements in IT to
make it easier to operate across hospital sites and around 50 extra
The Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation
Partnership (STP), includes all NHS organisations and the three
local authorities in mid and south Essex.
Said Clare Panniker, Chief Executive of the hospitals;
"Although we are still working through all of the detail this
could represent the most significant investment into mid and south
Essex for almost a decade and we are delighted. This is an
important step in the work we have been doing to develop proposals
to secure and improve the care we provide for our population in the
"It will help us to improve the quality of the facilities in which
we care for patients, helping to bring clinical areas up to modern
"It is exciting news but does not mean the decision on services
has been made. There is still a lot of work to do, including the
full public consultation where our communities will again have the
opportunity to tell us their views to help us build a model of
hospital care which provides the very best outcomes for local
A detailed business case and plan for a period of public
consultation will be considered at the end of this month by the
Joint Committee of the five clinical commissioning groups in mid
and south Essex.
Said Dr Anita Donley OBE, independent chair of Mid and South Essex
"This is fantastic news. We have held many discussion events with
local people over the last two years and heard, loud and clear,
people's views about the importance of the need for more money
invested in mid and south Essex health services, so we are
absolutely thrilled with today's announcement."
The funding will be made available through business cases for
different schemes once the final decisions on the model of care has
been made following the conclusion of the public consulation.