James Cleverly met with Provide last week about Halstead Community Hospital and the new Livewell Hub in Braintree.
“Earlier in the year, I met with the League of Friends of Halstead hospital and subsequently Provide, regarding the concerns raised to me about the future of Halstead Community Hospital.
“I am delighted to have been updated by Provide that as a result of winter planning across Mid and South Essex, the ward at Halstead Community Hospital will be reopening from December 1, 2022.
“The ward is being opened for those people requiring rehabilitation following surgery or a decline in their condition.
“The opening of the ward will initially be for the period up to and including March 31, 2023.
“I will of course continue to meet with and speak to Provide regarding the ongoing use of this important asset.”