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Despite overwhelming opposition from residents, doctors, businessmen and politicians from across Driffield and the Wolds, The East Riding of Yorkshire PCT now look set to finally axe the beds at the town's Alfred Bean Hospital. Latest Comments
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Post by Michael » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:17 pm

Tuesday 18 December 2007 11:10
Issued by the Department of Health (National)

New wave of community hospitals and services

Old community hospitals get £132million face-lift

The Government today unveiled a £132 million wave of new NHS community hospitals and super-surgeries. Facilities will now be built or refurbished in towns and cities across the country as part of a major drive to provide NHS patients with better primary care services and more minor operations, medical tests and follow-up care outside of large hospitals.

Outdated facilities set to be transformed into modern community hospitals are:

Malvern Community Hospital Horsea, Beverley and Driffield Community Hospitals in the East Riding Selby Community Hospital Moreton and Bourton Community Hospitals in the North CotswoldsKeynsham Park Hospital in Bath and North Somerset St Mary's in Portsmouth Berkeley Vale in Gloucestershire St Charles in Kensington, London

There will also be a new health centre in Hartlepool that will house GP services and offer a walk-in service for patients with minor injuries and illnesses, as well as other additional services, such as maternity and diagnostic services.

The state-of-the-art facilities will offer a wide range of integrated primary care and community services, from surgery to stop-smoking services, to match the needs of local patients.

Health Minister Ben Bradshaw said:

"Community hospitals are an important part of the NHS. These schemes worth close to £132 million in total will be welcome news to local communities and offer local people a variety of important services.

"These developments represent our commitment to the biggest hospital building programme in the history of the NHS. What this means for patients today is that, in addition to being treated in bright, modern facilities, those in need of NHS treatment will be seen quicker - in 18 weeks or less by the end of 2008.

"We are not just building like-for-like replacements of existing buildings, we are re-thinking the way the NHS provides care so that patients receive better, more convenient services."

In July 2006, the Department invited Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to bid for £750 million in funding to build a new generation of community hospitals, health centres and polyclinics. Today's announcement means that we have now approved 23 schemes with a total value of £272 million - with further schemes under consideration.

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Post by Michael » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:25 pm

East Riding of Yorkshire PCT / News / Press Releases / 18/12/07

Major funding boost brings first class new healthcare facilities

East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust's plans to transform the way healthcare is delivered across the East Riding have been secured today with the announcement of £20 million funding for its three highest priority schemes in Beverley, Hornsea and Driffield.

The PCT has received the largest single award in the UK within the third wave of schemes to get approval under the Department of Health's £750 million capital investment programme for community hospitals and services.

Karen Knapton, Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire PCT, said "I am delighted that we have now successfully secured the capital funding needed to replace and modernise these older hospital facilities. This will enable us to deliver a wider range of community healthcare services for our residents, and we can now push ahead with our plans with full confidence and certainty."

Following the completion of the Full Business Case by summer 2008, it is anticipated that it will take approximately three years to fully implement the proposals and complete the building programme. The new and refurbished buildings will support the excellent healthcare facilities at Withernsea, Bridlington and Goole.

The new funding will add to the £8.9 million already committed to improving patient choice and access to good quality services in the East Riding of Yorkshire. This includes the development of new neighbourhood teams that meet patient demand for access to treatment out of hours 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There will also be provision for a wider range of community based diagnostics and assessment services.

Claire Wood, Interim Chief Executive, said "The news will be welcomed by staff across the PCT who have worked hard in engaging partners, patients and the public in the development of the bid. We can now start to work up detailed plans to deliver the new facilities alongside the development of the new neighbourhood teams. We continue to welcome active public involvement to ensure we get the detailed design of the services and buildings right for the local communities they serve."

The PCT's capital bid to support its vision for community health services proposes to develop or refurbish a range of facilities across the PCT area:



Beverley

A new multi-purpose health/social care facility will be built within Beverley. It is anticipated that the development will provide:

* A 30 bedded inpatient facility
* Outpatient facilities in conjunction with the local hospital trust
* A range of diagnostic services
* Minor injury and out of hours facilities / services
* A facility to provide orthodontic / dental services
* Therapy services assessment and treatments
* Provision of an inpatient facility for elderly patients with mental health problems by Humber Mental Health Trust
* A base for healthcare and social services neighbourhood teams
* Extended primary care / GP practice facilities



Hornsea

A new multi-purpose healthcare facility will be built in Hornsea to replace the existing 1920's community hospital. The development will provide:

* Outpatient facilities / services in conjunction with the local hospital trust
* A range of diagnostic services
* Therapy services assessment and treatments
* Facilities to undertake minor treatments
* A new dental surgery
* Extended primary care / GP practice facilities
* A base for healthcare and social services neighbourhood teams


Driffield

Significant investment in refurbishing Alfred Bean Hospital, to continue to meet the developing health care requirements of the local population. The refurbishment will ensure the continuation and development of the current services including:

* Outpatient facilities/services in conjunction with local hospital trusts
* Facilities to undertake minor treatments
* A base for acute healthcare, mental healthcare and social services neighbourhood teams
* Enhanced levels of therapy assessment and treatments

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Post by DriffieldOnline » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:59 pm

Thats just £132m to built or refurbish 11 hospitals!

In contrast..... The London 2012 Olympic Games (July 27-August 12th 2012) remains on track not to exceed its 9.3 billion pounds ($19 billion) budget, the government announced on Monday!!!

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