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More than 1,000 people attend hospital consultation events

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More than 1,000 people have attended drop-in sessions and meetings to discuss the future of acute hospital services in Worcestershire.  

The consultation is running until March 30, so there is still time for local people to have their say on services at the Alexandra, Kidderminster and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals.

In the next four weeks drop in sessions have been arranged for:
  • Monday, March 6, Alexandra Hospital main corridor 11am-3pm
  • Wednesday, March 8, Salters Medical Practice, Droitwich 2-5pm
  • Friday, March 10, Worcestershire Royal Hospital main entrance 11am-3pm
  • Monday, March 13, Kidderminster Hospital main entrance 11am-3pm

The Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire team will also be attending meetings with young people, pregnant women, carers, the voluntary sector and patients to explain the proposals and listen to ideas and concerns.

People who can’t attend a drop in session can still have their say by completing the online survey, which is available at www.worcsfuturehospitals.co.uk. More than 1,850 completed surveys have already been returned.

The consultation runs until March 30.

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Notes to editor


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

The Consultation runs until March 30 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.

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