Have your say on plans for the Alexandra, Kidderminster and Worcestershire Hospitals
The three clinical commissioning groups that run health services in Worcestershire, believe some hospital services need to change.
The changes we are proposing will mean permanent changes to a small number of services, affecting only 5% of patients. All three main hospitals, the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and the Worcestershire Royal Hospital will remain open but will work differently to give all patients good care.
The main differences are that we want to separate planned and emergency care and we want to centralise where children have to stay in hospital and where women have their babies in hospital. Under our plans most planned operations would take place at the Alexandra and Kidderminster Hospitals which would allow the Worcestershire Royal Hospital to concentrate on caring for the sickest patients and those who need emergency operations.
Consultation - have your say
The consultation has now started (launched on Friday 6th January 2017).
Your views are extremely important and we are keen to hear from as many people, groups and stakeholders as possible.
In addition we will be working with groups of people in your communities whose views are not always heard: for example, groups representing particular individuals such as older people, or those representing people with a particular health condition.
There are many ways to get involved and tell us what you think:
Questionnaire – questionnaires can be completed on line by clicking here, downloaded here or via a hardcopy which can be requested through the contact number below.
Public meetings and events – Please click here to view our events calendar and find your local public event.
For more information visit the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire website.
Call us on: 07710075062
Post your response to:
Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire,
Freepost Plus RTCU-KZKZ-EJZZ,
NHS South Worcestershire CCG,
The Coach House,
John Comyn Drive,
To ensure that your views are considered we must receive your response by no later than midnight on 30th March 2017.