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Consultation on the future of Worcestershire’s hospitals reaches its halfway stage

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The public consultation on the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire reaches its half way stage this week.

In the first five weeks of consultation nearly 800 people have attended meetings and drop in sessions to hear more about the plans to reorganise hospital services in the county.

As a result of the success of the drop-ins held so far, additional drop-in sessions have been organised for Droitwich, Kidderminster Hospital, Alexandra Hospital and the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
In the next six weeks drop-in sessions have been arranged for:
  • Tuesday, February 21st, Kidderminster Library, 4-7pm
  • Thursday, February, 23rd, Studley Village Hall, 4-7pm 
  • Saturday, February 25th, Malvern Library 10am-1pm
  • Monday, March 6th, Alexandra Hospital main corridor 11am-3pm
  • Wednesday, March 8th, Salters Medical Practice, Droitwich 2-5pm
  • Friday, March 10th, Worcestershire Royal Hospital main entrance 11am-3pm
  • Monday, March 13th, Kidderminster Hospital main entrance 11am-3pm

More than 700 people have completed the online questionnaire on the proposals which 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 HospitalAll 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.

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