Over 1000 local residents have given their views on potential changes to urgent and emergency children’s care at Bassetlaw Hospital.
£17.6 million is being invested to develop a modern centre for urgent and emergency care services. This brings the opportunity to relocate children’s services next to the Emergency Department to make best use of specialist staff within the hospital. It also creates the option of enhancing children’s services and provides the opportunity to secure a permanent overnight inpatient service for children.
Dr. Eric Kelly Chair at Bassetlaw CCG said “This impressive investment at Bassetlaw Hospital is extremely positive. It provides us with an opportunity to look at how we deliver urgent and emergency services for the people of Bassetlaw in a way that meets the needs of our community now and for years to come. It also allows us to address the challenges which led to the temporary closure of the overnight children’s inpatient service in January 2017 due to safety issues.
We understood the strength of feeling from local people when this change was initially introduced. We now want to ensure we consult widely with local people before we make any further changes.”
There are three options for the future of children’s urgent and emergency services and we need your views to help us get it right.
Fill in the survey at https://bit.ly/bassetlawchildrensuecare
Or to read more of the background to the consultation go to https://www.dbth.nhs.uk/news/say-urgent-emergency-paediatric-care-bassetlaw-hospital/