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.
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
Related press releases
Drop-in sessions at Axminster Hospital 21/10/2014