Specialist services location changes 2013

Specialist Service Changes 2013


June 2013 - Service change proposals supported by HCOSC

We have  welcomed support from the County’s Health and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee for our service change proposals.

Our Trust will now work to introduce the changes this year, but has agreed that we will provide the Committee with regular performance information and that key matters such as ambulance handover times and transport will be monitored closely. 

Read the Consultation Outcome Report

February 2013

Together with our commissioners, we have announced new proposals for change in 2013 to the following services:

  • Emergency and urgent medical care, including trauma
  • Medical specialities (Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Cardiology and Respiratory [or thoracic] medicine)
  • Paediatric day cases

Each of these proposals has been developed by clinicians working within the services and managers.

Our Trust has a history of successful site and service changes for specialist services, including ophthalmology, maternity and stroke.  All of these have delivered improved outcomes for patients.

Full details of the proposals are available at www.nhsglos.nhs.uk

You can email questions or comments to consultation@glos.nhs.uk

The NHS in Gloucestershire will be holding a series of public drop in events across the county during the 12 week engagement period and information will be available shortly.

Read about the A&E proposals, including changes to night time services here

Meetings for GHNHSFT staff

To hear more about the proposed changes, please note that we have held meetings for staff throughout February, March and April.