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Help shape hospital services

Health and Care Working Together In South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

We want to future-proof local hospital services and are committed to having a general hospital in every town and city. An independent piece of work looking at hospital services will consider how we can do this, identifying which services would benefit from being providing in different ways.

It is just one part of the overall approach. At the same time, we are continuing our work on developing more and more ways of treating and caring for people in their homes and local clinics, so that they don’t need to go to hospital.

Some examples of this include:

  • Helping people get the right treatment with 'front door' services in Doncaster
  • Extended hours in GP practices in Barnsley
  • Consultant Connect in Bassetlaw (where GPs dial a single number to immediately reach the right specialist)
  • New urgent and emergency care centre in Rotherham
  • Direct booking out of hours appointments booked into four hubs in Sheffield

The work will look at how services could be provided so that everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw has equal access to high quality, safe hospital services now and into the future.

You can find out more about us and our work here

Fact finding and public involvement to date 

Patient, public, clinicians and staff have been invited to get involved from the outset of this work. In the first instance this has been via an online and paper-based survey. 

Thank you to those people who attended our previous local drop in event held on 14th November 2017 in Barnsley and also the regional public events that took place on 6th December 2017 and 8th March 2018 and were both held at The Source at Meadowhall.  

At the events we brought together Healthcare professionals working across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield with patients and the public in order to consider the options which have been developed with a view to how hospital services could be delivered in the future to ensure local people continue to get safe, sustainable, high quality care. 

Attendees heard about each of the five services currently being reviewed:

  • Urgent and Emergency care
  • Maternity Services
  • Hospital Services for Children who are acutely unwell
  • Gastroenterology services including investigations (Endoscopy)
  • Stroke (early supported discharge and rehabilitation)

At the event the options which have been put forward of how services could be delivered differently in the future were presented and attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and give their thoughts as part of the early stage of the review.

Along with attendees at the above events we have also started to engage with members of the public and asked which of the criteria being used to determine which services are reviewed are most important to them. This was so we could include their opinions in the selection process. You can read a report of the engagement so far in the documents accessed via the link to the Health and Care Working Together across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw website

Independent report published - Have your say and feedback  

The independent report for the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Hospital Services Review Report has now been published and is now available on the Health and Care Working Together website.

Comments are invited from everyone and we wanted to let you know that you can send yours in to helloworkingtogether@nhs.net by 13th July 2018.

Next Steps 

The independent report has been received by the Collaborative Partnership Board of Health and Care Working Together (which is also known as a shadow Integrated Care System) and will now be shared with the boards and governing bodies of the organisations within the partnership.

The next stage will be for the independent review team to gather all comments and share these with the Joint Clinical Commissioning Group and the Collaborative Partnership Board.

For more information please click here to go to our South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw health and care website.