ASSURANCES were given at a packed public meeting on Tuesday night that Haslemere Hospital would also benefit from proposals to merge Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) with Ashford and St Peter's hospitals.

Professor Vincent Marks, Waverley governor for the RSCH Foundation Trust – and a former chairman of Haslemere League of Friends – called the meeting at Haslemere Hall so that residents could find out more about the proposed merger, and raise any concerns about how it might affect them and the future of their community hospital.

For full story, see this week's Haslemere Herald.