The NHS is proposing some changes to the way care is delivered at Weston Hospital. You can learn more at: www.bnssghealthiertogether.org.uk/healthyweston

We are interested in what you think. We welcome feedback from local people, organisations and the health and care workforce. 

We need to hear from you by 12 noon on 24 May 2019. You do not need to give your name and all feedback will be kept confidential. If you do not know or prefer not to answer any question, please leave it blank.

If you want you can tell us what you think by email bnssg.healthyweston.enquiries@nhs.net or telephone 0117 900 2655.

Why do we need to change?
1. Weston Hospital has dedicated staff and many good services. The NHS thinks that some things need to change to keep the hospital strong because:

- Services need to be able to meet the health needs of the population, including the elderly and people with long-term conditions

- Everyone should have access to the same good care

- It is important to be able to have enough staff to provide safe care consistently

- It is important to use resources wisely

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* Do you understand why the NHS thinks that things cannot stay the same at Weston Hospital?
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Proposed changes
2. The NHS is proposing some changes to the services at Weston Hospital. Do you support these changes?

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* Having GPs admit more people who need urgent and emergency care directly to a hospital bed, which would be available 24 hours a day.
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* Having GPs work alongside hospital staff in the A&E, to treat patients who need urgent care but do not need to be seen by a specialist doctor.
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* Having the A&E department open 8am to 10pm, seven days a week, as it has been temporarily since July 2017.
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* Providing ‘critical care’ for very ill people in a high dependency unit at Weston Hospital, with the most seriously unwell people who need an intensive care unit being cared for in Bristol or Taunton.
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* Providing emergency surgery where possible during the day at Weston Hospital. People who need immediate surgery overnight, or more complex cases, would have surgery in Bristol or Taunton before being returned to Weston Hospital for ongoing care, once they are well enough.
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Any other considerations
3. Are there any other changes that the NHS should consider or ways we could improve our proposals for healthcare in the Weston area?

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* Please let us know below.

Other developments
4. The NHS is improving other services in Weston, Worle and the surrounding areas, both in hospital and in the community. Do you support these changes?

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* Developing a joined up (integrated) team focused on supporting frail older people, including community and hospital specialists and social care workers.
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* Providing urgent care for children at Weston Hospital from 8am to 10pm seven days a week. Currently it is 9am to 8pm five days a week.
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* Having a new mental health crisis and recovery centre in the middle of Weston to support people with urgent mental health needs during evenings and weekends. This is in addition to current services.
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* Having more planned operations at Weston Hospital. By ‘planned’ we mean surgery that is scheduled, not done in an emergency.
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* Having general practices working more closely together in larger groups.
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Long term vision
5. The NHS has a vision for the longer-term future of healthcare in the Weston area which includes even more joined up primary care, community-based care (physical, mental, social and voluntary sector services) and hospital based services.

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* Is there anything you would like to say about the longer-term vision?

A little about you
6. Finally please tell is a little about yourself so we can make sure we have heard from a wide range of people.

Remember you can leave anything you do not wish to answer blank.


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* Are you responding on behalf of yourself or an organisation?
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If you are providing your own personal response, please let us know:

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* In what area do you live?
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* What is your age group?
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* What is your gender?

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* What is your ethnic group?
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* Which if any of these applies to you?
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Thanks for your views. Please return your feedback by 12 noon on 24 May.

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