University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Birmingham and Solihull CCG have been undertaking an engagement exercise on proposed changes to some of the adult services across Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands hospitals. This is in order to improve outcomes and reduce waiting times for patients. The specific services that the Trust are looking to make changes to are Trauma and Orthopedics and Gynaecology services.
As part of this six-week joint exercise which took place in July 2019, we engaged with:
- Over 200 members of staff who would be directly affected
- 1,800 patients and members of the public who visited our informational website or completed our engagement survey
- Patients, carers and members of the public during three drop-in sessions
- 6,930 of our Trust members and 32 governors
In conclusion, some common concerns were raised during the engagement process (our response are available in the “Your comments, our actions” section), however overall the engagement exercise appears on balance to support the proposed changes.
The final analysis report from the engagement process, independently produced by CSK Strategies Ltd., is available to download at the end of the page along with an equality analysis of the proposed plans.
Further details following the engagement exercise will be posted here when available.