Patients have say on future of Burnley General Hospital

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A patient survey will contribute to development plans for Burnley General Hospital.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust published details of Healthwatch Lancashire’s contribution in its Phase Eight Outline Business Case.

Kevin McGee, Trust chief executive, said: “Our Board approved the business case for the next phase of development on our Burnley site.

“This really is a fantastic development for Burnley and represents a capital investment of £18m. bringing the total recent investment in that site to over £80m.

“The Full Business Case will be considered in July and work is expected to start in October for two years.”

Healthwatch Lancashire has been delivering a programme of Patient Engagement Day events in hospitals across Lancashire to listen to people’s experiences and influence service improvement. Patient Engagement Day events have seen people sharing their experiences of the care they received.

Sheralee Turner-Birchall, senior manager at Healthwatch Lancashire, said: “It is pleasing to see that what people are saying to us is having such a significant impact.”