Proposal Around Health Improvements a Step Closer
Plans to consult local people around significant health
improvements in Trafford have moved a step closer.
NHS North of England has approved the proposal by NHS Greater
Manchester to reconfigure health services in Trafford, which would
dramatically improve health care provision for local residents.
The proposal to introduce radical new ways of providing health
care services in Trafford, through an 'integrated care system'
would enable clinicians to provide the right health care, in the
right place, at the right time, in a more joined up and effective
Dr George Kissen, medical director at NHS Trafford and senior GP
said "There is a good reason why the NHS in Trafford needs to
change. The health needs and priorities of our local residents are
changing and a new integrated care system would enable us to
provide the very best quality health care for our residents in
their local communities."
To enable increased investment in more community based services,
changes to the way that hospital services are provided at Trafford
General Hospital would be necessary, including those of A&E,
intensive care and emergency surgery.
Currently these hospital services cost more to deliver than the
income generated by them, due the very low numbers of patients that
pass through them. The low number of people using these services
also means that changes to the services are necessary to ensure
that patients continue to receive the highest quality and safest
Simon Musgrave, Clinical Head of Division, Trafford General
Hospital said "This proposal will ensure that we can continue to
provide the highest levels of safe, sustainable joined up services
for our local residents. It is about providing health care services
in the most appropriate settings wherever that might be."
NHS Trafford has been working closely with Central Manchester
University hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospital of
South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Greater Manchester,
Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group and, local residents over the
past year to develop the proposal.
The consultation is expected be launched on 26th July 2012.
More details about how local residents can have their say will
be released soon. http://www.healthdeal.trafford.nhs.uk/
For more information please contact the press office at NHS
0161 873 9544/0161 873 6048