A hospital is looking for people to share their views about which services they would like to remain and which ones they would prefer to see moved.

Whipps Cross Hospital hosted an open day for people to discuss ideas with health and social care leaders on Thursday, October 20.

The hospital, which is run by Barts Health NHS Trust, has committed to keeping the A&E and maternity services, but is open to moving other departments to primary care level.

Bosses say there is also the option of moving health services currently available in the community to the hospital, if patients say this would benefit them.

Dr Anwar Khan, who works as a GP in Chingford, is chair of NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and is leading the public consultation.

He said: “This is about us all working together to shape what happens on the Whipps Cross Hospital site to deliver the health and care services that people need in the way that they need them.

“The input of the people who use the hospital is key to the journey that we are embarking on.”

Mike Smeeton, managing director of Whipps Cross, said: “We know some of our estate needs investment, but rather than think small we want to develop a bold, innovative plan that could lead to a redeveloped health and care campus - imagine all the facilities of a thriving local hospital alongside other services to benefit local people.”

Alastair Finney, redevelopment director for Whipps Cross, said: “To translate the vision into plans we need to start talking to local people about what they want to see.

“This was a great start to the conversation and we heard a fantastic range of great ideas, including how to engage and involve local people.”

To share your views about the redevelopment of services at Whipps Cross go to www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/futurewhipps