To prepare for the opening of it’s new hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust has been working closely with local residents, businesses, communities, voluntary and faith-based organisation to establish a Near Neighbours Group.
They have seen first-hand the build of the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital, and involving residents and their communities in a continuous conversation is key to building a close and lasting relationship.
Being a good partner is a priority for the Trust, and that’s why at these sessions, attendees had the opportunity to meet the executive team for MMUH and members of the Balfour Beatty construction team, and ask any questions or raise concerns.
Three Near Neighbours events were held earlier this year, and the Trust is addressing the feedback received and continues to work closely with our Midland Met partners to find solutions to concerns and issues raised at the meetings. Themes arising from earlier engagement will form topics of discussion at future Near Neighbours meetings and events. Our Near Neighbours will be contacted with further details about future meetings.
Here are the Frequently Asked Questions raised at the Near Neighbours meetings earlier this year. The Trust continues to work closely with our Midland Met partners to address concerns and issues raised at the meetings.
Travel, transport and parking are very important areas to the Trust and our local Midland Met communities, who have expressed concern about car parking when the hospital opens. The Trust is developing an overall framework Travel Plan which will support our Green/Sustainability ambitions and our strategic objectives for Patients, People and Population. Creating this integrated plan will make it easier for patients, staff and visitors to access the Trust’s services and places of work.
For more information and to read other frequently asked questions visit: https://www.swbh.nhs.uk/midland-metropolitan-university-hospital/frequently-asked-questions/