We will update our frequently asked questions section throughout the consultation.
Download the FAQs in full as a pdf here.
What are you asking people to consider as part of this consultation?
What are the main challenges you face in developing and providing community hospital services for the future?
How have you taken into account the unique nature of the Forest of Dean and its growing population?
Have you taken into account the use of services in the Forest of Dean by people who live in Wales?
What do you think are the main benefits of the preferred option?
What services would be in any new community Hospital?
What kind of urgent care facility would a new hospital have?
What additional outpatient services would be in the new hospital?
Would the new hospital have single en suite rooms like the ones in the new community hospitals elsewhere in the county?
How many beds would be in the new Hospital?
Will there be a maternity unit in any new community hospital?
Would there be any changes to services before any new hospital is opened?
Can you guarantee that if a new hospital is built in the Forest of Dean that the two existing hospitals (Dilke Memorial and Lydney and District) will stay open until the new hospital is open for business?
How does this consultation on community hospitals relate to other services and facilities e.g. GP premises?
Why has there been recent investment in facilities and equipment at the two hospitals?
If a new hospital is built would there be an impact on the Forest of Dean Dialysis Unit?
Would you provide transport to the new hospital?
Would the new community hospital be on a main bus route?
What transport options, other than using one’s own car, are available in the Forest of Dean?
How much would it cost to build a new hospital?
Would you need to obtain funding for a new hospital through a Private Finance Initiative (PFI)?
Who owns the land at the Dilke Memorial Hospital and Lydney and District Hospital?
How much would it cost to refurbish/rebuild both of the hospitals on the same sites?
How much would it cost to maintain the existing hospitals?
Location and site
If it is agreed to build a new community hospital, where would it be?
Have you already got some sites in mind?
Could any new community hospital be built on one of the existing community hospital sites?
What would happen to either, or both, of the existing community hospital sites if a new community hospital was not built on them?
Build and Design
Would a new community hospital definitely be built if the preferred option was agreed?
Would local people and staff be involved in the design of any new community hospital?
Would the new building be built to ‘green’ standards?
What kind of site would be needed?
What would a new hospital look like?