NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Board has today approved the following changes to Lincolnshire NHS services:
• The establishment of a ‘centre of excellence’ in Lincolnshire for planned orthopaedic surgery at Grantham and District Hospital, and a dedicated day case centre at County Hospital, Louth.
• The creation of a 24/7 walk-in Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Grantham and District Hospital, in place of the current Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.
• The implementation of integrated community/acute medical beds at Grantham and District Hospital, in place of the current acute medical beds.
• The establishment of a ‘centre of excellence’ for hyper-acute and acute stroke services at Lincoln County Hospital, supported by an increase in the capacity and capability of the community stroke rehabilitation service. Hyper-acute and acute stroke services will be consolidated at Lincoln County Hospital and no longer provided from Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.
These decisions follow a 12-week public consultation which ran from 30 September to 23 December last year. All feedback received during this consultation was reviewed and reported by an independent specialist. This public feedback analysis, alongside other review processes, including deliverability and financial viability of the proposals, has informed the decisions the NHS Lincolnshire CCG Board has made today.
John Turner, Chief Executive of NHS Lincolnshire CCG said:
“The review of these four services, and consideration of the public feedback received through the consultation, has been led by the senior clinicians who work in and with these four services. They have consistently recommended this set of proposals in order to deliver improvements in quality and the best possible outcomes for their patients.
“Through the public consultation, we were able to engage with the people of Lincolnshire about the full background of our thinking, the challenges that we face and the recommendations which we believe will best serve our population.
“We are extremely grateful to all of those who gave their open and honest opinions via the consultation questionnaire and face-to-face and virtual events across the twelve-week consultation, helping us to shape the future of these county services.”
For more information about the approved service changes, visit Changes to NHS services :: Lincolnshire STP