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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.

How to get involved

Patient, public, clinicians and staff are invited to get involved. In the first instance this is via an online and paper-based survey. Please contribute to the survey here: http://bit.ly/SYBsurvey or request a paper copy by calling 0114 305 4487 or emailing helloworkingtogether@nhs.net .

A public event is also being held on 6th December at The Source, Meadowhall from 9:45am – 3pm.  There will be an opportunity to hear from the clinical leads involved with the review followed by a question and answer session. This will enable you to talk to some of the professionals involved in the work and provide an opportunity to voice your thoughts. There is a small car-park attached to The Source and alternative free parking is available in the shopping centre across the dual carriageway and your car can be registered at the event. Please email helloworkingtogether@nhs.net or ring 0114 305 4487 to book your place.

Please note that registration is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and equal spaces have been allocated on a locality basis. 

Alternatively you can call into our drop-in event in Barnsley.

Fact finding and citizen involvement

We have already 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 below.

Concluding the work

When the independent work finishes in April 2018 it is anticipated there will be a series of recommendations about what changes could be made to future-proof the services. If those recommendations are accepted full public consultation would take place.

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