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Humber Acute Services Review
The Humber Acute Services Review is a collaborative review of services in the five acute hospitals in the Humber area, which are:
- Hull Royal Infirmary
- Castle Hill Hospital
- Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
- Scunthorpe General Hospital
- Goole Hospital
The review is considering how to provide the best possible care for local people who need to use acute hospital services within the resources (money, staffing and buildings) that are available to the local NHS. This may include delivering some aspects of care out of hospitals in GP surgeries or other community settings to better meet local peoples’ needs.
Supporting engagement in North Lincolnshire
The review provides an opportunity for clinicians, alongside patients and other stakeholders, to jointly shape ideas about the future of our hospital services at Hull Royal, Castle Hill, Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole.
A number of engagement events have taken place across the Humber area and we have jointly commissioned Humber Wolds Rural Action (VCS) to help seek views of wider community groups for the Humber Acute Services Review.
Last year work started on six specialties. Now the partnership is looking at a broader range of hospital services over the coming months, which include:
– Care when you need it unexpectedly (urgent and emergency care)
– Planned care – such as planned surgery and outpatients
– Care for women and children (maternity and paediatrics)
People living in the Humber area have been involved to find out what they think about the potential ideas being explored for the future provision of acute hospital services. We have held the following workshops:
For children and families – about children’s emergency care, paediatric services and maternity services:
– Monday 7 October 2019, Centre 4, 17A Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN331HE
Maternity Care: 10am-12noon
Paediatric Services: 12.30 – 2.30pm
– Tuesday 15 October 2019, The Village Hotel, Henry Boot Way, Hull, HU4 7DY
Maternity Care: 10am-12noon
Paediatric Services: 12.30-2.30pm
For adults – about emergency care and some of our planned care services (including orthopaedics, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and urology):
– Tuesday 8 October 2019, The Iron Bar, Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD
Adult Emergency Care: 10am-12noon
Adult Planned Care: 12.30-2.30pm
-Thursday 17 October 2019, Mercure Hotel, Grange Park Lane, Willerby, HU10 6EA
Adult Emergency Care & Adult Planned Care: 10am-1pm
North Lincolnshire CCG also supports people from North Lincolnshire to be involved in the Citizen’s Panel for the Humber Acute Services Review. The Citizen’s Panel listen to information about the challenges facing our local health system and provide a community perspective on proposals for change.
The Panel will be involved in developing and reviewing possible solutions to these challenges. They are asked for ideas about how we can engage with the wider community to obtain their views about these proposals. The views and ideas put forward by the Citizen’s Panel will be considered by the decision makers.
Members of the Citizen’s Panel are supported by their local Clinical Commissioning Group Engagement Team in their role and will have opportunities throughout the process to discuss any concerns or needs.
You can read the report from one of their meetings here https://humbercoastandvale.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Feedback-from-CP-meeting-12.12.18_complete.pdf
For more information about the Humber Acute Services Review, or to find out more about the events please visit: https://humbercoastandvale.org.uk/humberacutereview/
Supporting you to be involved
We recognise that patient and community representatives who give their time and skills to work with us should receive fulfilment from their role, developmental opportunities and respect for the contribution they make. We highly value their contribution and the difference it can make for service users and improvement in health services.
We provide robust training for our patient and community representatives. We currently have patient and public representatives getting involved and supporting our work in different ways:
- Lay members on our Governing Body
- Procurement – When commencing a procurement process it is essential that patient representatives are involved to ensure that the patient voice is central to any decisions. One of our community members was recently supported to take part in the procurement panel for a new Integrated Muscoskeletal and Pain Service, from evaluation through to consensus meetings.
- As a member of our Patient and Community Assurance Group
- As North Lincolnshire members of the Citizen’s Panel for Humber Acute Services Review
Our Communications and Engagement Team are responsible for supporting patient and community representatives. This support includes:
- providing timely and clear information on each activity (including hard copy information as requested) including instructions as to what preparation may be required and what will be expected from them during the activity
- offering training sessions and updates on changes to how the NHS works and how local services are provided
- helping and supporting representatives as they carry out activities
- advising on how to deal with any difficulties and providing guidance with situations that are new
- providing correct and up to date information, sent in an agreed way and format (such as email or post)
- treating the community representative as a full member of any committee/ meeting
- holding meetings or events at an accessible venue at an appropriate and convenient time, regularly reviewing these arrangements with group members to ensure suitability
If you would like to get involved, please contact our Engagement Team on 01652 251067 for a chat.