We consider consultation on NHS plans for Glossop

13 September 2017

Our cabinet member for adult social care has pledged to continue to provide high quality services and support for the people of Derbyshire whatever the outcome of an NHS consultation.

Councillor Jean Wharmby issued the undertaking at today's meeting of our Full Council after being asked about Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) consultation on the future of Shire Hill Hospital in Glossop.

Tameside and Glossop CCG is proposing changes to NHS services in the area which could include closing the hospital and transferring services to a hospital in Tameside or offering them in local private care homes or at home. Another option is to keep the hospital open.

The CCG is currently running a public consultation on the proposals which is open until 15 November 2017.

Councillor Wharmby said:

"I can't pre-empt the outcome of this consultation which is part of Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group's plans for the future of health in the area.

"But whatever the outcome, I can assure residents that I will be working with our officers to maintain high quality care and support for Derbyshire residents.

"As the population ages and people live longer and with more complex needs, it is increasingly important they get the right care in the right place. We will continue to work hard to keep the people of Derbyshire safe.

"That's the job I was given to oversee, and I can assure you that's the job I'm going to do."

She added:

"Between now and the end of the consultation period we will consider the implications for the people of Glossop and for adult care services before making any formal response."