Background to Project

YOUR NHS IN NORTH DEVON –

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF ACUTE SERVICES

WHAT DOES ACUTE MEAN?
In NHS terms, “Acute” refers to an injury or illness which immediately requires the attention of a specialist and needs the diagnostic tests and equipment only available in a district general hospital.

INTRODUCTION:
Durrow business consultants are working with the North Devon Primary Care Trust and the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust to provide innovative solutions that will ensure the continuation of 24/7 acute (mainly hospital-based) services for North Devon.

These stakeholder events launch the public engagement in the development of new ideas and different approaches.

They are not part of a formal consultation process and no decisions regarding future acute service provision have been made yet.

Durrow will be sharing their own early ideas and your views and comments will be taken into account as they develop their thinking over the next few weeks.

Last updated: October 3, 2017