An Independent Review set up to ensure people across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield continue to receive excellent hospital services now and into the future has made a series of recommendations in a report that has recently been released.

The Hospital Services Review (HSR) Report strongly recommends that to continue to provide high quality services across the region, hospitals must work together even more closely and in ways that connect teams across all sites.

The central theme is for local people to continue to get as much hospital care as possible in their local District General Hospital. This includes a recommendation to keep all seven emergency departments (EDs) in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham, the Major Trauma Centre and ED at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield and the ED at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

 

Among the proposals are the establishment of new networks of care; two new regional centres of excellence to support the networks – a Health and Care Institute and an Innovation Hub. The report also recommends further work is undertaken with regards to children’s and maternity services; and that overnight and weekend services for emergency gastrointestinal bleeds are consolidated.

 

For more information and to view a copy of the report: http://www.healthandcaretogethersyb.co.uk/

 

A simple summary of the key points made in the Report.

 

The report will be received by the Collaborative Partnership Board of Health and Care Working Together (which is also known as a shadow Integrated Care System) and then subsequently by the boards and governing bodies of the organisations within the partnership.  Comments are invited from everyone and you can send yours in to helloworkingtogether@nhs.net by 13th July 2018.

The next stage will be for the independent review team to gather all comments and share these with the Joint Clinical Commissioning Group and the Collaborative Partnership Board.

 

If you would like someone to come out to visit your group to provide further information and take feedback on your views, then please telephone the Patient Experience Team at North Derbyshire CCG on 01246 514328 to arrange a convenient time.

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