To achieve this NHS Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield CCGs ran three years of pre-engagement followed by a 14 week consultation for people living and working in Calderdale and Huddersfield to “Have your say” and give us ideas and feedback about the proposed changes.
The Consultation ran from March 15 to June 21, 2016.
Over three years we engaged and listened to the views of over 4,000 people on local hospital and community health services to help develop the proposed changes.
We had a number of discussions, workshops and forums with local healthcare professionals and clinicians including GPs, hospital doctors and nurses as well as two independent reviews from external clinical experts.
This included engagement about the:
What you told us in the pre-engagement stage
A clear message from the people we talked to was the need for us to address community health services before looking at the ways that hospital services were delivered. People wanted to see more services provided in the community, including outpatient clinics, so that people only need to go to hospital when they really have to be there, and if they do have to be admitted, that there are community services in place to reduce the number of times they are re-admitted.
Some of the other key themes were:
You can read all our pre-engagement reports under documents.
We spoke and listened to you in the following ways:
We provided a survey to formally gather the opinions and ideas about the proposed changes. The survey was available online and in print in different formats and languages and it was distributed widely across Calderdale and Huddersfield.
Responses to questions
We received a lot of questions from you about the Consultation and proposed changes – and we are still receiving and answering questions despite the close of the Consultation.
You can read answers to these questions under ‘Questions submitted’ on this page
We held a number of local and accessible events where you could find out more, ask questions and gave your feedback, including:
Read more about the events we held.
We developed a range of materials to help you understand and find out more about the proposed changes. These included:
We also produced a range of materials for young people and updated and developed new materials when required.
We worked with local newspapers, online and broadcast media to raise awareness of the proposed changes and help address your questions. And, as the decision timeline continues, we will continue to update you through the media about emerging information, final survey numbers and any other information about the outcome of the Consultation.
To help us during the deliberation and consideration stage we held a Stakeholder Event on 13 September 2016 with representatives from local stakeholder, patient representative, voluntary and campaign groups attended a Stakeholder Event at Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top.
A presentation from the event is available here.
The report is published under ‘Documents’