Public consultation on possible closures of five community hospitals in Surrey
Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published their findings from a review held earlier this year into the possible closure of five community hospitals in Surrey.
To gain a full insight, the comprehensive review process considered a wide range of areas including:
- Patient and activity data
- The health needs of the local population
- Projected changes that will affect demand for healthcare in future
- Quality of care
- National best practice
- Condition of the current buildings
As part of the process, the CCG also gained feedback from staff and local people which informed both the review process and the possible options identified.
Surrey Downs has announced a public consultation on the four possible options at the end of October or early November.
James Blythe, Director of Commissioning and Strategy at Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group says, “We will listen and we will take this feedback into account in any final options we put forward to our Governing Body.”
Somerset Stroke Service Review
Somerset CCG went through a similar review in 2014. They wanted to know how a proposed centralised stroke service, based at Taunton Hospital, would affect the population of Somerset as a whole. Previously, the service review had assumed that a redesign involving the planned cessation of stroke services at Yeovil Hospital would offer the county’s patients clinical benefits.
South West Commissioning Service GIS team used TRACC to help deliver a solidly evidence-based analysis for Somerset CCG indicating the best clinical outcomes with available resources.
You can read the Somerset Stroke Service Review case study here.
We hope that Surrey Downs CCG used similar methodologies as Somerset CCG during their review.