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Come and have your say on the future of local hospital services

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More than 600 people have already completed the online questionnaire about the Future of Acute Hospital Service in Worcestershire, make sure you do too!

The public is being invited to come and have their say on the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire at drop in sessions across the county.
The drop in sessions which have been arranged are:
  • Wednesday, February 8th, Oakenshaw Community Centre, Redditch 4-7pm
  • Saturday, February 11th, The Hive, Worcester, 10am-1pm
  • Tuesday, February 21st, Kidderminster Library, 4-7pm
  • Thursday, February, 23rd, Studley Village Hall, 4-7pm 
  • Saturday, February 25th, Malvern Library 10am-1pm

In the first four weeks of consultation 650 people completed the online questionnaire and more than 520 attended drop in sessions and meetings to have their say.  The online survey is available at www.worcsfuturehospitals.co.uk

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The consultation documents and online survey are available at www.worcsfuturehospitals.co.uk

The Consultation runs until March 30th 2017.

The Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire is currently out to public consultation on plans to move:
  • Most planned orthopaedic surgery from Worcestershire Royal Hospital to the Alexandra Hospital
  • Some planned gynaecology surgery from Worcestershire Royal Hospital to the Alexandra Hospital
  • More planned surgery – e.g. breast surgery from Worcestershire Royal Hospital to the Alexandra Hospital
  • More ambulatory care (Medical care provided on an outpatient basis including diagnosis, observation, consultation, treatment, intervention and rehabilitation) from Worcestershire Royal Hospital to the Alexandra Hospital
  • More day case and short stay surgery to Kidderminster Hospital
  • All hospital births from the Alexandra Hospital to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital
  • Inpatient children’s services from the Alexandra Hospital to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital. (Outpatient and urgent services for children with minor and moderate illnesses will remain at the Alexandra Hospital)
  • Emergency surgery from the Alexandra Hospital to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Irrespective of the changes 95% of people would continue to receive their care in the same hospital as now and 80% of children who currently receive their treatment at the Alexandra Hospital would continue to do so.

Both Accident and Emergency Departments would remain open 24-hours a day but due to the transfer of inpatient children’s beds, the A&E at the Alexandra Hospital would be for adults (over 16 years old) only. Both the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals would have new Urgent Care Centres which would treat adults and children with minor and moderate illnesses and injuries. Diagnostic tests and outpatient appointments would take place in all three hospitals, as now.

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More information is available on the website www.worcsfuturehospitals.co.uk