Your views on the review of health service provision in Worcestershire

I am meeting the Worcestershire PCT on Friday 5th March, so any questions you have on the health service I will put to them, especially the review they have been asked to undertake by the government, which threatens how the Princess of Wales Community Hospital is run.

From Bromsgrove Standard

“SHOCK proposals to merge the running of Bromsgrove’s Princess of Wales Community Hospital into a larger organisation have been unveiled by the Government. NHS Worcestershire made an announcement [January 29] when it revealed Whitehall chiefs had ordered them to carry out an immediate review of health service provision in the county.

The stakeholder brief stated the aim of merging the organisation with either Worcestershire Mental Health Trust or Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, which runs the major hospitals in the county including Worcestershire Royal.”

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One thought on “Your views on the review of health service provision in Worcestershire

  1. NHS review in Bromsgrove:
    A local GP expressed his real concern about the GPs` ward at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bromsgrove. His patients prefer to be treated there if they have a choice because their own trusted GP can treat them even in hospital. Will this facility be lost under the reorganisation, he asks?
    I believe that a town the size of Bromsgrove must have a local hospital, which serves the needs of its own population and is as much like an old style cottage hospital as possible. Of course major surgery needs to be carried out in the centres of excellence but many hospital patients are not having major surgery and need to be as near home as possible where their friends(often elderly) can visit them.
    Please find out why a ward was closed in July and whether this is likely to happen again.

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