Friday 23 February 2024
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Health Scrutiny Committee looks at plans to transform Nottingham hospitals

Representatives from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG will face questions at Health Scrutiny Committee next week (13 July) regarding plans to transform hospital services and facilities in Nottingham.

Tomorrow’s NUH is the long-term programme to improve hospital services, buildings and facilities in Nottingham, which will access capital funding from the government’s commitment to deliver 40 new hospitals by 2030, backed by an initial £3.7 billion.

The CCG are developing a business case to support proposals for improvements to local hospital services, which will be put to the public in a full consultation next year.

They have carried out some pre-consultation engagement on their emerging plans, which include:

  • centralising all women and children’s hospital services, including hospital maternity services, to provide better care for families and babies
  • separating elective care and emergency care to protect elective care procedures from seasonal emergency care pressures.

Councillor Sue Saddington, Chairman of Health Scrutiny Committee, said: “At this stage, we still require much more detail.

“We’d like to hear more about the results of the pre-consultation period, for example, what specifically were people in favour of; what were they concerned about and how can those concerns be addressed? I am looking forward to hearing the answers from the representatives at our meeting.”