Can you help to improve Urgent Care in Solihull?

Birmingham News

Birmingham News

Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published its vision for the future of urgent care services in the borough and wants to know what people think.

 The Clinical Commissioning Group is planning to centralise existing urgent care services on the Solihull Hospital site.

Dr Patrick Brooke, chief officer of the CCG said:  “As part of our plans all urgent care services will be brought together under one roof, with one front door and one reception.  The services will be joined together to work around the needs of the individual.”

 Under the plans the urgent care services which are currently available on the Solihull Hospital site will continue and there will still be a walk in service for urgent primary care.

 The plans for urgent care have four themes:

  • Single “joined up” service – all urgent care services to be under one roof, with one front door one reception desk and all joined together
  • Safer “less confusing” service – this will be a new service and will need a new name to better describe what it does
  • Saves walk in service – we are proposing to extend opening hours for walk in services
  • Sustainable “long term” urgent care service at Solihull Hospital

Solihull CCG now wants to hear what local people think about their plans.  It is holding a series of road shows and inviting members of the public to drop in to find out more. Details of these events will be published in advance. Come and meet some of the urgent care team including local Doctors and healthcare experts.

Dr Anand Chitnis, chair of the CCG said:  “I would like to thank the many local patients and clinicians who have worked with the CCG to develop these proposals. We now want to test our plans with a wider population and I hope you will feel able to be involved and tell us what you think.”

 The consultation runs until 09 April 14.

Road show dates

Wednesday 12th February – Westley Hotel, Acocks Green 6pm-8pm
Wednesday 26th February – Arden Hall, 2pm-5pm
Monday 3rd March – Solihull Library venue booked 2pm-5pm (time TBC)
Wednesday 19th March – The Bridge, Shirley venue booked 9am-1pm (time TBC)

For more information log on to: http://www.solihullccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/urgent-care-review-solihull.