This letter is in response to.'Super kids in bid to save hospital' (news, page 6, 2 August).
The article states: 'Closing the [Royal Surrey] hospital is one of a number of options being considered by NHS South East Coast.' This is not true.
Surrey primary care trust.has been publicly discussing a wide range of potential options for how healthcare could be delivered across Surrey for many months. This work, known as the Fit for the Future programme, is looking at how we can respond to advances in medicine, medical skills and technology to ensure people in Surrey get the best care.
Our vision for the future is more healthcare delivered in the community, closer to where people live. Not only will this mean that care is more convenient for patients, it will also mean that we can use the resources we have more efficiently.
We want to make it clear that Surrey PCT has never announced plans to close the Royal Surrey County Hospital or any other hospital in the county.
We also want to reiterate that no decisions have been made and that any proposed changes to health services in Surrey will be subject to a full and rigorous public consultation.
Surrey primary care trust press office