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East Staffs CCG - Proposal to Deliver a Centralised Hyper-Acute Stroke Service for Patients

Wed 12 Jun 2019

In March 2018, the formal merger of Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was approved by NHS regulators to create the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

The merger included a proposal to centralise hyper-acute stroke services at the Royal Derby Hospital for the first 72 hours of care, via a seven-day Hyper Acute Stroke Unit. Centralising stroke services is based on nationally agreed best practice and would include patients returning to Queen’s Hospital Burton or other local community bases for follow-up care and rehabilitation.

As part of the application for the merger, both trusts undertook patient consultation and involved patients through a Patient Reference Group. A Collaboration Patient Representative workshop was also held to give patients the opportunity to discuss stroke services as part of the six clinical areas that were being reviewed.

Patient feedback on the future of stroke services was captured as part of the consultation, however commissioners and providers are holding a further eight-week consultation to give patients and the public the opportunity to have their say on the proposal.

How Can I have a Say?

Your views are extremely important to us and will help determine how we work together to ensure that patients receive the best possible stroke service.

The consultation will start on 10 June 2019 and will run for eight weeks, closing on 4 August 2019.

There are many ways to share your views with us:

Complete the on-line survey on the CCG website at: www.eaststaffsccg.nhs.uk

Email us at: mlcsu.involvement@nhs.net

Attend one of our public meetings from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at the following venues:

  • Tuesday 2 July Uttoxeter Town Hall, High Street, Uttoxeter ST14 7HN
  • Wednesday 10 July Wade Street Church Hall, 34 Wade Street, Lichfield, WS13 6HL
  • Thursday 18 July Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton-on-Trent DE14 2EB
  • Wednesday 24 July Tamworth Masonic Rooms, 29 Lichfield Street, Tamworth B79 7QE

To book a place on any of the events email mlcsu.involvement@nhs.net or call us on 01782 298 002. Please indicate if you have a request for additional support during the meetings, such as an interpreter or information in an alternative format.