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Statement from NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group regarding community hospitals

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Statement from NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group regarding community hospitals

Posted on Thursday 16th March 2017

Stephen Childs, Chief Executive of NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body approved the implementation of Option 1, which will see the consolidation of inpatient Community Hospital beds onto six sites. In total there would be 104 inpatient beds at Whitehaven (Copeland Unit), Cockermouth, Workington, Penrith, Brampton and Keswick.

“The CCG looks forward to receiving business cases on the alternative proposals for Alston, Wigton and Maryport and strongly supports the continued close working with local communities on this. We are very grateful to the local community groups and local staff who have led this work over the last six months, and are committed to working with the communities of Alston, Maryport and Wigton, and with Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, to support this initiative over the coming months.

“NHS Cumbria CCG is particularly keen to collaborate with Cumbria County Council and build on their experience of community engagement. Full consideration will be given to the re-investment of any savings realised from the changes approved by the Governing Body and we are very clear that unless we have to, for safety and operational reasons, we will not be closing beds until we have completed this work and have robust alternative services are in place.”

Posted on Thursday 16th March 2017

 

 
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