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Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures publishes public consultation feedback report on Hyper-Acute Stroke services and Ear, Nose and Throat inpatient surgery

A report presenting the outcomes of the recent public consultation on the future of Hyper-Acute Stroke services and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) inpatient surgery in Northern Lincolnshire has been published today.

The report, compiled on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group and North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) explains the approach taken in order to hear the views of local people towards their plans for both Hyper-Acute Stroke services and ENT inpatient surgery. It also highlights the main themes emerging that both CCGs will now consider when making a final decision on their proposals.

The CCGs’ review of Hyper-Acute Stroke Services and ENT inpatient surgery presented the public with a number of proposals and a preferred option for each service. The aim is to improve patient safety and enhance the quality of care and facilities for local residents.

Over 1000 people have actively taken part in the consultation opportunities through a range of methods including a survey, public meetings, roadshows, GP drop-ins and Facebook. The findings demonstrate broad support for the review and the need to improve safety, quality and care.  However concerns were raised over additional travel time that would be incurred if the preferred proposals were adopted but the establishment of a transport group to look at this was welcomed.

Dr Peter Melton, Clinical Chief Officer, North East Lincolnshire CCG said: “This consultation has enabled us to hear first-hand the views of local people which we will now use to help make our decision on the proposals for Hyper-Acute Stroke services and Ear, Nose and Throat inpatient surgery. We are really pleased with the level of engagement we have achieved and would like to thank everyone who got involved to give us their thoughts and opinions. These views will help to guarantee that our final decision on both services meets the needs of all our local residents.”

Dr Margaret Sanderson, Chair, North Lincolnshire CCG commented: “I would also like to thank the people of Northern Lincolnshire who took time to let us know their views on our proposals. I can assure everyone that these will be taken into consideration when we make our final decision.

“On Thursday 13th November North Lincolnshire CCG will hold their Governing Body meeting and North East Lincolnshire CCG their Partnership Board meeting, where we will discuss the consultation report and come to a final decision on our proposals for Hyper-Acute Stroke services and Ear, Nose and Throat inpatient surgery. I would like to invite members of the public to come along to these meetings, listen to the discussions, hear the final decision and raise any questions with the CCGs.”
On Thursday 13th November North Lincolnshire CCG’s governing body meeting will be held at 4pm in the Board Room at Health Place, Wrawby Road, Brigg, DN20 8GS. North East Lincolnshire CCG’s partnership board meeting will take place at 2pm at the Social Enterprise Centre, 84 Wellington Street, Grimsby, DN32 7DZ.

For more detailed information on the public consultation please see Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures Feedback Report on Hyper-Acute Stroke care and Ear, Nose and Throat inpatient surgery which can be accessed at www.healthyliveshealthyfutures.nhs.uk/publications

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