Critical care for people who have had a stroke

Closed 31 Mar 2016

Opened 20 Jan 2016

Feedback expected 31 May 2016


We are asking local people what matters to them when accessing critical care for when they have had a stroke.
NHS Sheffield CCG is working together with neighbouring NHS organisations across South and Mid Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire to plan and provide the best quality care for those who require specialist services.

Why your views matter

We know that across our region some people have better experiences, better outcomes and better access to services than others. We want everyone to experience the highest quality and safest service possible.
There are several reasons for this review of critical stroke care, these include:
  • Different district general hospitals refer people to specialist centres in different ways
  • Doctors who work in smaller hospitals don’t see as many cases as the bigger hospitals
  • There is a national shortage of some health care professionals
  • Some people have better experiences, better outcomes and better access to services than others
Doctors, nurses and healthcare staff all agree that the way critical stroke care services are provided across the region won’t meet their high standards in the future and that this needs to change.
Staying the same isn’t an option for the future. Working across a wider area means we can make sure that everyone has the same access, experiences and outcomes and bring about excellent healthcare together.
People tell us they want their care to be as close to home as possible and this is what we are trying to do. We want to plan and buy as much of your care as close to you as we can. However, for more specialist treatment, we will need some regional centres of excellence.
We looked at three options:
  • Keeping things as they are
  • Centralising all surgery in one place
  • Working across all the hospitals.
However we felt that the first two were not viable. We are therefore looking at the third option – working across all the hospitals in the area – in a way yet to be determined.
If we want to achieve excellent healthcare and the standards set by the Royal Colleges, we need to change the way services are provided. This could include how we provide services locally and how you access them.

What happens next

We have reviewed all the feedback that we received and are using it to shape the options and plans before we consult on changes.
A formal consultation is expected to start in September 2016 and last for 12 weeks.


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