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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    

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 were invited from everyone to helloworkingtogether@nhs.net by 13th July 2018. A workshop was also held on Friday 21 September, 10.30am to 12.30pm at The Core, County Way, Barnsley.

Involvement Opportunity - Would you like to be involved in the newly formed Travel and Transport Panel? 

As part of the review of Hospital Services across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, the regional team are currently recruiting members to join a new Transport and Travel Panel that has been set up. 

We need two panel members from each area of the region: Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and are looking for one driver and one non-driver to represent each area.

Members of the panel will need to be open to the views of others, and able to be a voice for others.

Please click here to access further information relating to this opportunity and the contact details should you wish to find out more and/ or wish to apply to be involved.

 

 

For more information please click here to go to the Health and Care Working Together in South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw website.