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Residents in Lichfield can have their say on the changes to Trauma and Orthopedics, and Gynecology services

Tue 23 Jul 2019

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust are considering reorganising some of its adult services across Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands hospitals to improve outcomes and reduce waiting times for patients. The specific services that the Trust would like to make changes to are Trauma and Orthopedics, and Gynecology services.  They have identified that residents within the Lichfield locality could be affected by this as patients of one of the above hospitals.

The proposed changes are not about removing any services or saving money; the Trust is investing £2.5m in its estate to provide high-quality, dedicated facilities, which will support the creation of centres of excellence for the different specialties. The proposals mainly apply to surgical procedures only (operations) and may mean that patients may need to attend a hospital which is not their local hospital, for their operation. However, while some people may have to travel further for certain treatments, the vast majority would continue to be treated at their local hospital.

Similarly to the way in which the Staffordshire CCGs interact with local residents for consultations and service changes here in Staffordshire, the Birmingham team have produced a patient feedback survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/uhbadultservices

and even more information about these proposed changes can be found here: 

https://www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs.uk/about-us/publications/get-in...

(This survey will close at 5pm on 21 August 2019.)

Essentially their goal is to ensure that any potential patients from the Tamworth area have the opportunity to provide their thoughts and comments.

If you would like more information, please contact 

Joshua Slater 



Communications & Engagement Specialist | Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent CCGs

Email: joshua.slater@nhs.net