The Community Hospitals Association (CHA) is a membership organisation for community hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, dedicated to sharing the learning on the role, function and contribution of community hospitals. The CHA was established over 45 years ago, and is committed to contributing to the knowledge on this special model of care.
The CHA is committed to promoting community hospitals, sharing innovations and good practice, supporting its members and helping local people to have a voice. As a committee, we work with those working in community hospitals, managing community hospitals and those experiencing care in the hospitals. We work closely with community groups such as Leagues of Friends.
We work with our colleagues in Scotland, through the Scottish Associations of Community Hospitals (SACH) Alumni and the Community Hospitals and Intermediate Care Networks (CHIN).
We are working with academic institutions, supporting research into aspects of community hospital care, and are sharing progress and outcomes of these important studies.
The CHA promotes research and evaluation, and shares evidence from studies that can be applied in critical decision-making on commission and providing community services for and with local people.