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Shire Hill Hospital Tameside and Glossop CCG High Peak Borough Council Tony Ashton Glossop

Councillors have pledged to secure the best possible outcome for Glossop residents ahead of the decision about the future of Shire Hill Hospital.

Tameside and Glossop CCG will make a decision about the future of intermediate care in the new year following a public consultation exercise.

High Peak Borough Council has agreed to continue to engage with the CCG regarding the proposals and to seek the best care results for Glossop residents.

Council Leader, Councillor Tony Ashton, said: “The views of Glossop residents affected by these proposals must be central to the CCG’s decision and we are committed to ensuring those views are clearly heard during the consideration of all future options.

“In October we made it clear to the CCG that High Peak’s preferred option was to maintain the current status of the hospital. Since then, a powerful and persuasive case for specific care arrangements in Glossop has been put forward by respected health expert, and former Glossop GP, Sir John Oldham.

“At last week’s Council meeting, councillors re-iterated our commitment to fully engaging with the CCG to represent our residents and seek to secure the best care outcomes.”

Councillors unanimously supported an amended resolution which noted:

A powerful and persuasive case for an ‘option 4’ proposal and actions for specific intermediate care arrangements in Glossop has recently been put forward by former Glossop GP Sir John Oldham.

The resolution stated that the Council resolves immediately to inform the CCG of its intentions:

To engage constructively with them in relation to their proposals for Glossop residents after their meeting

  • To give immediate and urgent consideration to, and identify any necessary actions relating to, the legal and practical issues arising from the decision as they affect the intermediate care available to Glossop residents in the future
  • To involve relevant stakeholders, in particular Derbyshire County Council, so as to secure the best possible overall intermediate care outcomes for Glossop residents