The Right Care Right Time Right Place fourteen week period of formal public consultation on proposed future arrangements for hospital and community health services ended at midnight on Tuesday June 21st.
NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, who are independently collating and analysing all survey data and feedback, have provided NHS Calderdale and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCGs with an update on the final number of surveys completed as part of the public Consultation.
In total 7584 surveys were submitted either by post or online. This is includes all surveys from residents of Calderdale and Huddersfield.
The CSU is currently completing a report, The Consultation Report of Findings, which will analyse and evaluate the Consultation.
This is due for completion end August and will be published on the RCRTRP website.
The decision on the outcome of the Consultation and next steps regarding the proposed changes to local hospital and community services will not be known until the NHS Calderdale and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCGs’ Governing Bodies meet in parallel in public on 20 October.
After this date, the CCGs will publish a summary of the decision and will follow with more detail when know.
Deliberation Timeline summary:
- End August: Publication of Consultation Report of Findings
- During September – Mid October: CCGs deliberate on findings
- Early October: JHOSC provide their response to CCGs
- 20 October: NHS Greater Huddersfield & Calderdale CCGs’ Governing Bodies meet in parallel in public to decide on outcome of Consultation and next steps.
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
- NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG led the Right Care, Right Time, Right Place public consultation on the proposed future arrangements for hospital and community health services.
- NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG, as the organisations responsible for planning and buying health services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield, are leading the public consultation supported by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
- No final decisions on the outcome of consultation will be made until the CCGs have properly considered the information gathered through consultation.
- The CCGs Governing Bodies will be provided with a range of information to support them in making their decision. This will include the recommendations from the CCGs, the formal response from JHOSC, the formal response from Healthwatch, the Consultation Report of Findings and the Equalities and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment.
- The decision on the outcome of consultation and next steps will be made by the CCGs’ Governing Bodies at a meeting in public in parallel on 20 October.
- We believe that the proposed changes are the best way to provide high quality, safe care that meets national standards and will provide the greatest overall benefits for people living across Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.
- The reconfiguration of services – the proposed changes – is also part of a bigger transformation that would see more care being delivered closer to home reducing the need for hospital admission.
- The proposals would require significant additional financial investment in facilities, equipment and staffing over the next five years and will see new, modern healthcare facilities being built in both Halifax and Huddersfield.