As we approach mid-January, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging local residents to have their say on the future of urgent care services before the consultation closes on 17 January 2017.
“I’m delighted with the enormous response we’ve had so far to our consultation. We have had one to one conversations with over 1000 people at our drop-in events; received seven different petitions, over 3,500 letters and around 1000 completed questionnaires, including online and postal.
“As we approach the end of the consultation, I would encourage anyone from the East Riding of Yorkshire, who hasn’t already done so, to get involved before the closing date, 17 January 2017.
“Our proposals include the introduction of urgent care centres; these will have consistent opening times of 16 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and will provide a uniform range of advice, treatment and diagnostics, with no variation between the centres. Our clinical aspiration is to provide a safe, high quality and consistent urgent care walk-in offering.
“We are also consulting on changes to community bed provision in East Riding with options to move to more rehabilitation and reablement services, helping people get home much quicker and return to independence.
“I want to reassure local residents that the consultation proposals are not about the closure of community hospitals. For patients who attend outpatients and the wide range of other booked services in our community hospitals, these services are not affected. The CCG is seeking to introduce Urgent Care Centres in place of Minor Injury services and improve wrap-around patient care with better use of beds in the wider community.
“People are invited to come along to a final drop-in event taking place on Wednesday 11 January 10am to 12 noon at Brough Library, East Riding Petuaria Centre, Centurion Way, Brough, HU15 1DF. Anyone can pop in, get more information and complete our survey.
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