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Healthier Together: Here’s how Greater Manchester’s Shared ‘Single Services’ Will Look

Greater Manchester deserves the best healthcare the country has to offer and healthier Together are taking steps to ensure that all hospitals will improve and meet the Greater Manchester quality and safety standards, no matter where you are. The new standards will mean an additional 35 consultants recruited across A&E and general surgery and a minimum of 12 hours of consultant cover in A&E seven days a week.

With the Healthier Together proposals, all hospitals across the region will keep their existing specialisms and will continue to provide care to their local populations, just like they do now.

Want to see some examples of specialisms across Greater Manchester's hospitals? Click here.

The plans for improving hospital care includes creating four shared 'single services'. This means that care will be provided by a team of medical staff working together across a number of hospital sites within the single service.  We believe that these changes will save up to 300 more lives every year so wherever you are, your local hospitals will be working together to ensure that you get the very best care.

Take a look at Healthier Together's blog post explaining the four shared single services and how they will work together.