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Come and have your say on the future of Worcestershire's hospitals

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The public are being invited to attend drop-in sessions across Worcestershire to have their say about plans for the county’s three main hospitals.

Groups, residents and people from surrounding areas are being asked to give their views about proposed changes to births, services for children, emergency surgery and emergency and urgent care services in Worcestershire.

Drop-in sessions have been arranged for anyone to come along to so that they can find out more about the plans and have their say.
The following drop-in sessions have been confirmed with more still to be announced over the coming weeks:
  • Tuesday, January 17th, Alexandra Hospital (main corridor) 10am-4pm
  • Wednesday, January 18th, Kidderminster Hospital (main entrance) 10am-4pm
  • Thursday, January 19th, Worcestershire Royal Hospital (main entrance) 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday, January 24th, BHI Parkside, Health Promotion Room, Bromsgrove 4-7pm
  • Saturday, January 28th, Arrow Valley County Park Visitor Centre, 10am-1pm
  • Monday, January 30th, Evesham Community Hospital, 4-7pm
  • Tuesday, January 31st, Malvern Community Hospital, 4-7pm
  • Wednesday, February 1st, Princess of Wales Community Hospital, Bromsgrove, 4-7pm
  • Thursday, February 2nd, Tenbury Community Hospital, 4-7pm
  • Monday, February 6th, Pershore Community Hospital, 4-7pm
  • Wednesday, February 8th, Oakenshaw Community Centre, 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturday, February 11th, The Hive, Worcester, Oasis Room,  10am-1pm
  • Tuesday, February 21st, Kidderminster Library, 4-7pm
  • Thursday, February, 23rd, Studley Village Hall, 4-7pm

In the first full week of consultation more than 300 people completed the online questionnaire and had their say on the future of acute hospital services in Worcestershire.  The online survey is available at www.worcsfuturehospitals.co.uk and is open until 30th March 2017.

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Notes to Editors


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 – eg 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.

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

Consultation runs until March 30th 2017.

Media enquiries:

Please contact Sally Evans, Communications Manager, on 07423 524211/ 01905 681978 or email Sally.Evans@worcestershire.nhs.uk

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