Getting the best from our local hospital services – Humber Acute Services Review gets underway

By 10th March 2018Hospitals

The Humber, Coast and Vale Partnership is committed to joining up and improving local health and care services and, in particular, to finding ways to better meet local peoples’ needs through preventing ill-health, helping people to care for themselves and their loved ones and providing more types of care at or closer to home.

In addition to our work to integrate and enhance out-of-hospital services, the Humber, Coast and Vale Partnership are also working together to deliver the best possible hospital services for people in our area. To do this, we are conducting a review of acute hospital services across Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. A similar review process, which will be put in place later this year, will look into acute hospital services in the York/Scarborough area (including Bridlington).

The review process that we have set up will be clinically-led. This means that we will start by asking the people who deliver services on a day-to-day basis what they think we could do to deliver the best possible service within the resources available. We will also include patients, support groups and the wider public in early conversations about the future of our services to help us come up with the best solutions to the challenges we face. At the moment the review is looking at three service areas: ENT; Urology; and Haematology. Work will begin to review other clinical areas in the coming months.

We have set up a dedicated page on the Humber, Coast and Vale website to provide information about the review and opportunities to give feedback and get involved – you can read more here. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

Stephen STP

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