Care services feedback report

CCG chief officer Jane Hawkard.
CCG chief officer Jane Hawkard.

East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published its feedback analysis report which will help inform final decisions on the future of urgent care services in Bridlington.

The consultation was undertaken as part of proposals to consider introducing two or three urgent care centres with consistent opening times of 16 hours a day and no variation between centres.

The proposals included four options to introduce urgent care centres in place of existing six minor injury units: these were Beverley and Goole; Beverley and Bridlington; Beverley, Bridlington and Goole; or Bridlington and Goole.

The consultation also proposed consideration of changes in how community beds are used. Two options to re-design patient care in the community were consulted on: create an integrated community and intensive rehabilitation centre at Beverley supported by Time to Think beds in a number of locations across East Riding (meaning hospital beds at Bridlington and Withernsea would close); or create a Home First beds solution, supported by improved community rehabilitation and Time to Think beds in a number of locations across East Riding (meaning hospital beds at Beverley, Bridlington and Withernsea would close).

Jane Hawkard, chief officer at the CCG, said: “I would like to thank local communities for taking the time to consider our proposals and providing their views, ideas and suggestions, it is positive to see the high level of feedback we have received during our consultation.”

Final decisions on how urgent care services will be delivered in the East Riding will be made by the CCG’s governing body when they meet in public next Tuesday (21 March).

Visit http://www.eastridingofyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/urgentcare/feedback/ to read the feedback report.