CCGs acknowledge CQC announcement on NLAG

Clinical Commissioning Groups acknowledge CQC announcement on Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals Foundation Trust

North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) have noted the Care Quality Commission’s recommendation that North Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals Trust (NLGFT) should come out of special measures with support. This is a positive and encouraging step, particularly as much remains to be done on our joint journey to achieve a sustainable offer to the communities of Northern Lincolnshire.

Dr Peter Melton, Chief Clinical Officer of North East Lincolnshire CCG said:

“Periods of ill health are very worrying at the best of times. We want everyone in our community to feel confident that they and their families get the best care possible when they need to go into hospital. This report demonstrates that the Trust has worked hard to drive forward improvements in health services throughout Northern Lincolnshire.

“This links into our work on the Healthy Lives, Health Futures (HLHF) programme both CCGs have reviewed two hospital services that need to change to improve safety and quality. These services are Hyper-Acute Stroke Services which were temporarily centralised at Scunthorpe General Hospital in 2013 on the recommendation of the Keogh Review, and Ear, Nose and Throat Inpatient Surgery due to concerns raised around safety issues.”

Proposals have been drawn up for the long-term future of these two services and are currently going through formal consultation with the public. The results of this work will ensure people get the right high quality care in the right place when they need it.

Dr Margaret Sanderson, Chair of North Lincolnshire CCG said:

“People of Northern Lincolnshire should have high quality services that compare with the best in the country. Both CCGs are working hard with our healthcare partners and NLGFT to look at all our services in the area to understand how these can be improved upon. We want to offer a health and social care system that delivers excellent health outcomes for everyone in our local community.”

Longer term HLHF continues its work looking across all services, to identify how appropriate care can be delivered close to home, in primary and community care. Where that care can and should only be delivered in a hospital setting that it delivers the best outcomes and is sustainable in terms of quality and affordability.

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