An Independent Review set up to ensure people across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield continue to receive excellent hospital services now and into the future has made a series of recommendations in a report that has recently been released.
The Hospital Services Review (HSR) Report strongly recommends that to continue to provide high quality services across the region, hospitals must work together even more closely and in ways that connect teams across all sites.
The central theme is for local people to continue to get as much hospital care as possible in their local District General Hospital. This includes a recommendation to keep all seven emergency departments (EDs) in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham, the Major Trauma Centre and ED at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield and the ED at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Among the proposals are the establishment of new networks of care; two new regional centres of excellence to support the networks - a Health and Care Institute and an Innovation Hub. The report also recommends further work is undertaken with regards to children’s and maternity services; and that overnight and weekend services for emergency gastrointestinal bleeds are consolidated.
For more information and to view a copy of the report: http://www.healthandcaretogethersyb.co.uk/
Attached is a simple summary of the key points made in the Report.