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 two sections to this survey - Section One is 'Plain English' version of the OUH questionnaire. Section Two is the 'Keep The Horton General' survey. Please answer both sections. It may help to read all of the questions first.
SECTION  ONE - THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS TRUST QUESTIONNAIRE

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

* 2. 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.

  1 - Vital 2 - Very Important 3 - Important 4 - Not Very Important 5 - Not At All Important  6 - Of No Importance whatsoever
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

* 3. Please rate the following issues impacting on maternity services in order of importance to you, with '1' being the most important and '5' being the least important.

  1 - Vital 2 - Very Important 3 - Important 4 - Not Very Important 5 - Not At All Important
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

* 4. Please rate the following issues impacting on children's services in order of importance to you, with '1' being the most important and '6' being the least important.

  1 - Vital 2 - Very Important 3 - Important 4 - Not Very Important 5 - Not At All Important 6 - Of No Importance Whatsoever
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

* 5. Please rate the following issues impacting on assessment and diagnostics in order of importance to you, with '1' being the most important and '5' being the least important.

  1 - Vital 2 - Very Important 3 - Important 4 - Not Very Important 5 - Not At All Important 
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

* 6. We would like your views on the criteria to evaluate potential options to develop services at the Horton General Hospital. Please rate the following in order of importance to you, with '1' being the most important and '6' being the least important.

  1 - Vital 2 - Very Important 3 - Important 4 - Not Very Important 5 - Not At All Important 6 - Of No Importance Whatsoever
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)

* 7. Please share your general views on the priorities for service development at the Horton General Hospital.

* 8. The information you provide via this survey is anonymous, but please could you kindly provide the first part of your postcode (e.g. 'OX15') so that we can relate responses to localities.

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.

* 9. 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 will mean that any complicated birth would be transferred to Oxford by ambulance. Any downgrading of maternity would mean the loss of Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). Do you support or oppose this proposal ?

* 10. 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?

* 11. Two 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?

* 12. Please give reasons for your support or opposition to questions 9, 10 & 11.

* 13. 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.

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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