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Declarations of Interest
Please see note (a) at the end of the agenda.
Motion 825 – Protecting Gloucestershire Hospitals’ walk-in-services
RESOLVEDto refer the motion below to the Health and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee:
This Council notes:
· The value communities place upon the Accident and Emergency units in both Gloucester and Cheltenham
· The enormous and varied contributions made by the seven minor injury units spread across Gloucestershire
· The great value that communities across Gloucestershire place upon having hospital facilities close by
This Council further notes that all Walk in Centres, Urgent Care Centres, and Minor Injury Units will be rebranded as Urgent Treatment Centres by the end of 2019.
This Council resolves to write to Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, to appeal in the strongest possible terms, that none of the services currently on offer to walk-in patients at any of the nine hospitals are removed, including that Cheltenham General Hospital must not be further downgraded to an Urgent Treatment Centre from an Accident and Emergency department.
The Committee are asked to note the report that was considered by the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee on 13 November 2018. At the meeting the committee agreed to hold an additional meeting to discuss this proposal to gain a better understanding of the detail of the proposal particularly the benefits for both staff and patients, what the implementation planning timeline looks like, including the decision points, and the frequency of updates to the committee.
Members are asked to refer to the Local Authority Health Scrutiny Guidance document at the link below:
Attached to the agenda is a letter from Cheltenham Borough Council.