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“we are delighted to be able to announce that the top ways to make money new hospital will be built on the site of the top ways to make money much loved (berwick) infirmary,” said northumbria healthcare CEO sir james mackey. “following extensive joint public engagement, and a thorough review of all alternative sites, we believe this is the best option which also commands top ways to make money the support of both staff and the community – a factor which is very important to both the trust top ways to make money and the CCG. It is clear that the joint development was not what top ways to make money the town wanted. Instead, people demonstrated their support for a stand-alone hospital on the current site. Accordingly, we have listened, responded and worked together to come up with this plan top ways to make money as an alternative.”

Janet guy, chair of northumberland CCG agreed, saying: “this is great news for berwick and we are delighted top ways to make money to see the project moving forward in a way that top ways to make money meets the needs of the local community. Patients are at the heart of our services and this top ways to make money decision is as a direct result of the feedback we top ways to make money have heard. We very much look forward to working with northumbria healthcare top ways to make money to provide a first class health facility for the people top ways to make money of berwick. It’s very exciting and is brilliant news for both the top ways to make money NHS and the town.”

“it’s too early to have specific plans in place – though we are in preliminary talks with a number of top ways to make money possible developers – but we are working quickly to ensure we have plans top ways to make money to share as soon as possible,” continued sir james. “in particular we’ve listened to the local community’s concerns that they have to travel too far, too often, for relatively minor or routine appointments. As such, eradicating the need to travel for minor or routine appointments top ways to make money will be a driving force behind our plans and we top ways to make money will ensure we track and publish the number of miles top ways to make money patients have to travel on a yearly basis, with a clear aim to make significant reductions in this top ways to make money travel for patients.”

“we fully expect that the new hospital will adapt and top ways to make money evolve over time – the NHS is ever-changing after all,” said sir james. “I can confirm that all the services currently provided at top ways to make money the infirmary will continue. In addition, I can also assure residents that we are looking very top ways to make money closely at what might safely be added – especially with the aid of new technology and ways of top ways to make money working – for instance, telemedicine. On a personal note, I would like to thank staff and the community for top ways to make money their patience and participation throughout this process. I know it’s been a long and sometimes frustrating road – a sentiment I share – but this is a big, positive step forward. Now we have a plan in place we are absolutely top ways to make money determined to get on with it. To that end, I very much look forward to working with the people top ways to make money of the town and surrounding area as we start work top ways to make money on the next phase.”

We had received feedback from local residents at a number top ways to make money of events earlier in 2018 and shared these with NHCT top ways to make money and the CCG. At this event healthwatch northumberland wanted to hear local residents’ views of the proposals and the ways in which they top ways to make money had been involved in developing them. Healthwatch northumberland proactively approached was approached by members of the top ways to make money public at the event. The key themes reported were: development of new hospital

The investment for the development of a new hospital was top ways to make money welcomed by everyone we spoke to. The variations between the proposals in 2014 and the current top ways to make money proposals, particularly but not exclusively, the number of beds were mentioned by most people. The ability to provide end of life care and post-operative recovery services were felt to be compromised by having top ways to make money 16 beds. People reported that what was happening now is that patients top ways to make money and carers are travelling to other hospitals at great cost top ways to make money and inconvenience.Questions were asked about how the new hospital would cope top ways to make money with the increased population from new housing in the area. Location

The current proposal was viewed negatively for the location. The swan centre site was felt to be too small top ways to make money to accommodate both an adequate hospital and leisure centre. One respondent described the hospital plans as “a glorified clinic”. There were concerns about access by public transport and parking top ways to make money and the loss of a children’s play area as a free public amenity. Integrated service

There was no support voiced for an integrated health and top ways to make money leisure centre. There were varied interpretations of what ‘integrated’ meant – either one building with one door, two buildings on the same site with or without coordination top ways to make money of services and referrals. People were unable to say what benefits an integrated service top ways to make money would bring for them.

The service that was most often mentioned as being problematic top ways to make money was pre-assessments. There was general concern that while this is listed as top ways to make money a service currently offered monthly at berwick, in reality people have to travel to alnwick. As the appointments are short this was felt to be top ways to make money a huge impact for patients and carers in terms of top ways to make money time and cost.

The availability of outpatient appointments at berwick was felt to top ways to make money be largely irrelevant as appointments at other hospitals were offered top ways to make money more quickly. This was seen as patients in berwick having no real top ways to make money choice, inconvenient and costly. This was exacerbated by reported incidents of appointments at other top ways to make money hospitals being cancelled at short notice or when the patient top ways to make money had arrived or to find the appointment was not as top ways to make money anticipated – e.G. Not a consultant appointment.

There was some acceptance that a full accident and emergency top ways to make money service would not be offered again. People reported difficulties with the minor injuries unit being unable top ways to make money to deal with their case through not having the necessary top ways to make money equipment or clinical staff or having to call an ambulance top ways to make money which was then delayed. The reliability of the ambulance service in the berwick area top ways to make money was mentioned as a factor in the confidence in a top ways to make money minor injuries service; one respondent said “if we don’t have an A&E we need a good ambulance service.” another person suggested between midnight and 8am there is a top ways to make money need for something “to see you through until the ambulance arrives”.

Comments were made about the flow of information with many top ways to make money people saying they were not aware of the proposals until top ways to make money it was raised via facebook. When asked what communication methods they would like to see top ways to make money used for such developments suggestions included ‘town hall’ style public meetings timed for evenings and weekends as well top ways to make money as during the day. Advertising via local networks of voluntary and community organisations was top ways to make money mentioned and one resident said ‘post offices still work’ meaning a direct mail shot.

Suggestions received about the 27 september meeting included a presentation top ways to make money in addition to the information boards, as due to the numbers attending it was difficult to top ways to make money read and digest the information. The wrap around section in the berwick advertiser was not top ways to make money viewed as helpful as it came out on the day top ways to make money of the session so did not help advertise the event top ways to make money or give people time to consider the information. Overall people found the purpose of the session unclear as top ways to make money it followed an overview and scrutiny committee where it was top ways to make money felt a decision had been made. Conclusion

Northumbria healthcare today announced plans to construct a separate – stand-alone – hospital in berwick as a replacement for the current infirmary. The decision comes as a result of feedback from the top ways to make money public and northumbria healthcare public governors. It replaces previously announced plans for a joint development with top ways to make money northumberland county council on a single site at the swan top ways to make money centre.The following is a statement from northumbria healthcare website.Integrated working with partner agencies, such as the county council will proceed where appropriate but top ways to make money all the services will not be co-located on a single site. Full details of the new plan are not yet available top ways to make money but intensive discussions are on-going with further announcements expected in the near future.Jim mackey, chief executive at northumbria healthcare said: “when we announced plans for a joint – integrated – site it was our intention that berwick has a new top ways to make money and modern hospital – this remains the case. Equally, we are fully committed to investing £25 million in the project. However, we are also committed to working with the community to top ways to make money make sure their particular concerns are addressed.

“service provision at berwick is something we take very seriously top ways to make money and wherever possible we are committed to bringing care as top ways to make money close to home as possible. Following feedback from the community it’s clear we need to reflect on this further. For instance, we don’t want people travelling for routine – relatively simple – procedures like pre-operative assessments. Equally, wherever possible, we need to make much more of an effort to top ways to make money offer more appointments at berwick infirmary to local residents. In both cases, we accept we could and should have done more and top ways to make money are committed to doing so in future.”

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