Have your say on plans for The Horton

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) is consulting on the way services are provided at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury. They have circulated a questionnaire to selected people in Banburyshire.

Their plans could take away A&E, consultant-led maternity, Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), 24 hour, 7 day a week children's ward and  intensive care.

We would like to give everyone the chance to have their say. Please take a few minutes to fill in this survey so the voice of Banburyshire patients is heard loud and clear.

There are three sections to this survey - Section One is  about  you: age, gender, postcode and employment status. Section Two is the 'Keep The Horton General' survey. Section Three is a 'Plain English' version of the OUHFT questionnaire. We didn't design this bit but we do need you to complete it as best you can. If you find it impossible to rate any of the options, you may like to leave an appropriate comment in the box on the question.
Please answer all three sections. It may help to read all of the questions first.
SECTION ONE.
Please tell us a little about yourself. Nothing in this section will be used to identify you. It will help us to show how representative the results of this survey are of the people of Banburyshire.

* 1. What is your age?

* 2. What is your gender?

* 3. Please give the first five characters of your post code (e.g. OX99 9Z).

* 4. Which of the following categories best describes your employment status?

SECTION TWO -
KEEP THE HORTON GENERAL QUESTIONS

This is your chance to support or oppose future plans for The Horton General Hospital
Please complete this section.

* 5. Two of the three OUH plans for The Horton Maternity intend to replace Consultant/Senior Doctor care with Midwife-only care offering 'Home Births in Hospital.' This means there will be no one able to perform a caesarian section, use forceps or administer an epidural anaesthetic. This will result in any complicated birth being transferred to Oxford by ambulance. Any downgrading of maternity would also mean the loss of Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). Do you support or oppose this proposal ?

* 6. One of the three OUH plans for The Horton is to replace A&E with GP urgent care/minor injuries unit. This will mean that any patient needing an A&E doctor will have to be transferred to Oxford by ambulance or private transport. Do you support or oppose this proposal to downgrade A&E?

* 7. One of the three OUH plans for The Horton would replace round the clock, consultant-led children's ward with an 8am - 10pm assessment unit. This means that any child needing overnight care would have to be transferred to Oxford. Do you support or oppose this proposal?

* 8. Please give reasons for your support or opposition to questions 5, 6 & 7.

* 9. Please share your general views on the priorities for future patient service at the Horton General Hospital.

* 10. If it becomes necessary we will be organising a demonstration march/petition. If you would like be kept informed, please enter your email, mobile and or landline telephone number below.

SECTION  THREE
THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS TRUST QUESTIONNAIRE

* 11. Which services at the Horton General Hospital do you use / have you used?

* 12. Please rate the following issues impacting on emergency and urgent care in order of importance to you, with '1' being the most important and '6' being the least important. (You can only select one of each importance rating - for instance you cannot select more than one '1'.)

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Delivery of 4-hour waiting times in the Horton emergency department
Speed of access to urgent care / minor injury unit
Out of hours access to GP and healthcare professionals
Out of hospital care and community-based support
Quality of environment and facilities at the Horton General Hospital
Other

* 13. Please rate the following issues impacting on emergency and urgent care in order of importance to you, with '1' being the most important and '5' being the least important. (You can only select one of each importance rating - for instance you cannot select more than one '1'.)

  1 2 3 4 5
Better technology to provide more community-based antenatal care
Access to hospital and choice of location for births
Consultant - Senior Specialist Doctor able to perform caesarean if necessary
Quality of environment and facilities of inpatient maternity unit
Other

* 14. Please rate the following issues impacting on emergency and urgent care in order of importance to you, with '1' being the most important and '6' being the least important. (You can only select one of each importance rating - for instance you cannot select more than one '1'.)

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Speed of access to healthcare professional advice
Ease of access / location of children’s services
Access to senior doctors (consultant) with ability to deal with most emergencies.
Skilled staff supported by high quality clinical facilities including diagnostics
High quality assessment, and support at home to enable early discharge and / or prevent overnight stay in hospital
Other

* 15. Please rate the following issues impacting on emergency and urgent care in order of importance to you, with '1' being the most important and '5' being the least important. (You can only select one of each importance rating - for instance you cannot select more than one '1'.)

  1 2 3 4 5
Access to tests and scans in local outpatient centres
24-hour access to some diagnostics (e.g. ultrasound, MRI scans)
Better use of technology to improve quality of assessment of patients at home or in community centres
Co-location of outpatient clinics with diagnostics
Other

* 16. Please rate the following issues impacting on emergency and urgent care in order of importance to you, with '1' being the most important and '6' being the least important. (You can only select one of each importance rating - for instance you cannot select more than one '1'.)

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Quality of care for all
Access to care for all
Affordability and value for money
Workforce, professional skills and career development opportunities
Integration with the service development plans of other organisations (eg with GP practices)
Other (eg. clinical research and education)
END OF OUHFT SURVEY
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. If you would like to find out more about Keep The Horton General visit our website at http://www.keepthehortongeneral.org/ on follow us on Facebook at Save Our Horton.

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