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Safe and Effective Care Within a Budget

In the summer of 2015 the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust held a consultation out community hospital inpatient beds in Northern Devon. The consultation looked at reducing community hospital inpatient services from four units to two.

We were thrilled with the amount of involvement we had into this consultation. We had over 1000 people attend our public meetings and 600 people complete the feedback form.

On 6th October 2015 the Board reviewed the outcome of the consultation and made the decision that Bideford and Ilfracombe inpatient units would close and inpatient services would continue to be run from South Molton and Holsworthy hospitals.

Consultation document:

Safe, effective care within the budget – Public consultation document (pdf)

Consultation outcome:

Report (pdf)

Presentation (pdf)

 

Board papers

Executive Summary: Consultation Outcome Report: Safe and Effective Care within our Budget

Consultation Outcome Report: Safe and Effective Care within our Budget

Appendix i – What happened to patients when we closed beds in Ilfracombe and Torrington

Appendix ii – Quality Impact Assessment of the Transformation of Community Services as part of Safe Effective Care within a Budget

Appendix iii – Letter to Alison Diamond, chief executive, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, from Martin Sheldon, Turnaround Director, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinicla Commissioning Group

Appendix iv – Weighting and scoring results: stakeholders and CSEC

Appendix v – Decision-making criteria to be used when making decisions about the location of community hospital inpatient beds in North Devon document

Appendix vi – Stakeholder Reference Group Information Pack

Appendix vii – Frequently Asked Questions

Appendix viii – Safe, effective care within the budget: Public consultation document

Appendix ix – Press releases sent out and media coverage

Appendix x – Consultation responses – raw data

Appendix xi – Letter to Alison Diamond, chief executive, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, from Phil Norrey, Chief Executive, Devon County Council

Appendix xii – Questions from North Devon GP Provider Group for meeting on 29 September 2015

Appendix xiii – Letter to Alison Diamond, chief executive, and Roger French, chairman of Board, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, from Robert Alexander, Chief Executive, NHS Trust Development Authority

 

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