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Scarborough Acute Services Review - get involved

12/10/2018

East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG to undertake a review of the acute services delivered at Scarborough Hospital. The review is being supported by the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership.

Healthcare is changing, people are living longer and there is a growing need for different types of health and care services, which are often provided outside of hospitals. This should mean that, with increased out-of-hospital care, fewer people will require the types of services that acute hospitals currently provide. Whilst this is good news for patients, it puts pressure on hospitals such as Scarborough where challenges are already faced in recruiting enough specialist staff or seeing enough patients to make services sustainable. The CCG need to think about how things can be done differently to provide the best services for local people, not just finding a 'quick fix' for the problems we face now, but finding longer term solutions that meet local needs.

The review will look at the services that are currently provided and through detailed analysis will seek to understand exactly what these services look like now, as well as what they might look like in the future.

The review is involving GPs, hospital doctors and other healthcare staff in this work, and would also like to offer you the opportunity to be involved during this early stage of the review.

In particular your involvement is sought in shaping the evaluation criteria that will be used when considering the options that will be developed in the coming months of the review.

To do this, a number of workshops are taking place. At these workshops there will be the opportunity to discuss why such a review is needed (the case for change) and also for you to share what is most important to you in terms of your care and what you think needs to be considered when developing future service options. This feedback will be used, alongside feedback from healthcare staff, to come up with the evaluation criteria.

The workshops are taking place as follows:

• Monday 15 October, 15:30 – 17:00, The Royal Hotel, St Nicholas St, Scarborough YO11 2HE

• Monday 15 October, 18:00 – 19:30, The Royal Hotel, St Nicholas St, Scarborough YO11 2HE

• Tuesday 16 October, 14:30 – 16:00, East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington YO15 2QQ

If you would like to attend one of these events, please click here to complete a short booking form.

This is the first stage of the review and will take several months to complete. Once a range of options have been developed there will be further opportunities for discussion and input throughout the review process. Further information can be found online at www.humbercoastandvale.org.uk/scarboroughreview

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