Commissioners Working Together is a partnership between the eight NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in South and Mid Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire.
To help us with our review of these services, between January and April this year, we asked you, patients and the public, what would matter to you if you used these services.
All feedback has been used to help develop our options for these services.
We are proposing to change these services to improve the experience of patients needing care in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.
Children's surgery and anaesthesia services
Our review concluded there were three options. In all three, children would be taken to the next nearest hospital for the services we’ve outlined - at night, at a weekend or if they needed to stay in hospital overnight.
Only the children’s surgery and anaesthesia services below will be affected:
- Ear nose and throat
- General surgery (for conditions usually of the abdomen/tummy, eg appendicitis)
- Ophthalmology (for any condition of the eye)
- Oral surgery (for any condition of the mouth or teeth)
- Orthopaedics (for any condition of the bones, muscles etc)
- Urology (for any condition of the groin, genitals or bladder)
Hyper acute stroke services
Hyper acute services are provided when you are cared for up to the first 72 hours after having a stroke when you need more specialist ‘critical’ care.
Our review concluded that we should consider reducing to two hyper acute stroke units.
This would mean that Barnsley and Rotherham hospitals would no longer provide hyper acute care for people who have had a stroke.
We are now consulting on these options.
Join us at one of our drop-in public consultation events to find out more about our proposed changes to children's surgery and hyper acute stroke services and tell us your views.
Please let us know if you are interested in coming along to one of our drop-in sessions.
You can find out more information and feedback directly at:
0114 305 4487