Defining Community Hospitals
Defining Community Hospitals
Defining Community Hospitals

CHA Celebrated 50 Years in 2020

We have celebrated 50 years of the CHA. We have shared resources, good practice, histories and reflections on the CHA here on the website and also on social media. To read more about the fascinating history, current role and future of community hospitals around the UK on our website please click here




Wallingford joined in celebration of a Golden Year for the Community Hospital Association

Read the article here



 Monday 16th November

Blog Emma Finlay


Read Emma's blog here


 Monday 9th November


Dr Phil Moore - read his reflections here Didcot Community Hospital read more here


 Monday 2nd November

"Heading into the Firebreak" Analysis of Covid-19 in North Wales by Tom Brooks download here


 Saturday 31st October


Message from Dr Phil Moore Views from the CHA Directors - Watch the video here

 Friday 30th October


Message from Dr Kirsty Protherough The Frailty House of Care Model Saffron Walden Hospital read history here


 Thursday 29th October 


 Wednesday 28th October


Message from Evelyn Prodger Oxfordshire Community Hospitals Wincanton Hospital History read more here


 Tuesday 27th October 


Rye Hospital - Featured Community Hospital West Cornwall Hospital History - read more here 


 Monday 26th October


Message from Katie Scott Totnes Hospital history, read more here Professor Jon Glasby - watch video here


 Sunday 25th October


Message from Dr Kate Stokes Westminster Hospital Shaftesbury history - read more her


 Saturday 24th October


Message from Dr David Pope

video of Wimborne hospital here

Message from Dr Shauna Fannin


 Friday 23rd October


Message from Tom Brooks, CHA Lead for Wales

Read Tom's paper here

Yeatman Hospital Sherborne,

read the history here

Lincolnshire Community Hospitals see video here


 Thursday 22nd October


Message from Trish Jay Barry Community Hospital - Good Practice Moreton Hospital History read more here


 Wednesday 21st October



 Tuesday 20th October


Message from Dr David Pope,

read David's on the CHA paper here

Bridlington Hospital history read more here Samuel Johnson Community Hospital see the video on the midwifery-led Maternity Unit here


 Monday 19th October 


Message from Helen Rowe Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda   Crowborough Hospital History - read more here


 Sunday 18th October


Message from Barbara Moore,

Previous CEO CHA

Professor Jon Glasby, University of Birmingham

read more here

Lambeth Community Care Centre read more here

 Saturday 17th October 


Message from Jane Crowther Barry Community Hospital 25 Years! Wimborne Hospital History read more her 


 Friday 16th October 


Message from Liz Fenton Swanage Hospital History read more here Tetbury Hospital read more here

 Thursday 15th October 


Tewkesbury Hospital Covid-19 Response

see the video here

Message from Dr David Pope, previous CHA committee member

Read David's paper on the history of the CHA here


 Wednesday 14th October


Message from Jan Marriott Birmingham Covid Wards Faversham Hospital History - read more here


 Tuesday 13th October


Message from Barry Nealon, Rye Hospital  Blog by Steffi Bailey read more here 


 Monday 12th October


Message from Professor Geoff Meads History of Community Hospitals -read more here Sidmouth Hospital see the video here


 Sunday 11th October

Message from Heather Penwarden, Honiton 

Dr Emma Pitchforth - Research on International Learning Seaton Hospital History read more here


 Saturday 10th October

Message from Andrew Crowther, Past President CHA South Petherton Hospital Good Practice Award  Rye Hospital History - read more here


 Friday 9th October

Message from Chris Humphris, Chair CHA Crewkerne Hospital history read more here Tom Brooks CHA Lead for Wales - Paper on Rural Health here


 Thursday 8th October

Message from Steve Dunn,

CEO West Suffolk NHSFT

Sandra Speller - read her blog here History of Lydney & District Hospital read more here 


 Wednesday 7th October

Message from Richard Hallett,

Director & Treasurer of CHA

Professor John Young on his research on efficiency

read more here 

History of Blandford Hospital 

read more here 


 Tuesday 6th October

Dr Alastair Noble MBE, CHA Lead for Scotland

read Alastair's paper here

  Skegness hospital history - read more here Dilke Hospital see the video about coping with Covid here


 Monday 5th October

Message from Suzanne Jones,

CEO of the CHA

Read more about the Tetbury MIU here


 Sunday 4th October

Message from Dr Claire Hulme  Birmingham Good Practice read more History of Tewkesbury - read more here


 Saturday 3rd October

Message from Dr Roy Sharma, CHA

Julia Fairhall, Sussex Community NHST 

Read Julia's blog here

Horsham Hospital


 Friday 2nd October

Message from Dr David Seamark, Vice-President of CHA


Newmarket Community Hospital

Axminster Hospital - History read more here


 Thursday 1st October


Message from Helen Tucker, President of CHA

Read Helen's paper celebrating the history

of Community Hospitals here

The Vale Hospital see the video on the stroke unit here