Councillors across political parties are urging residents to have their say on the future of Royston's health services.

The Let's Talk: Royston consultation was launched by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System on Friday, June 30.

Labour district councillors for Royston Palace, Chris Hinchliff and Cathy Brownjohn, are encouraging people to take part to protect the future of Royston Hospital.

Cllr Brownjohn said: "We all know that getting a GP appointment in our town is getting harder and harder.

"It is crucial that as many residents as possible respond to the consultation so that local voices can help shape a future for the NHS which properly meets our needs.

"If you can’t fill in the consultation online, please call 0800 279 2535 and tell them you want to take part in the Let's Talk: Royston Survey."

Cllr Hinchliff added: "I know that many residents are concerned about the future of Royston Hospital and want to see it retained by the NHS.

"Responding to this consultation takes just a few minutes and is a powerful way for the community to show the weight of opinion on this issue."

Steve Jarvis, Liberal Democrat county councillor for Royston West and Rural, said: "Clearly Royston needs better health care facilities to cope with the growing population and because the current health centre is unsatisfactory in many ways.


"Unfortunately the way in the which the government requires the NHS to deal with its property makes fixing this more difficult than it should be.

"It is really important that people respond to the Let’s Talk Royston consultation so the Integrated Care Board have no doubt about local people’s views."

Fiona Hill, Conservative county councillor for Royston East and Ermine, added: "It is important that the views of the community are considered to ensure that excellent health and social care facilities, for Royston and the surrounding villages, are provided in the future.

"There has always been a strong case for the current Royston Hospital site being the most suitable for a health and diagnostics unit. I would urge residents to participate in the current survey."

To take part in the survey go to