Hundreds of local people attended public meetings in August and September, to discuss minor injury and outpatient services across East Cambridgeshire and Fenland. Meetings were arranged in Chatteris, Doddington, Ely, March and Wisbech to ensure that as many people as possible had the opportunity to feed into the CCG’s review of services.
This feedback is now being collated and comments being included in the work that is ongoing. This work needs to be completed before the CCG makes any recommendations for future Minor Injury Services as part of any formal consultation. During this period, the CCG was able to confirm that Cambridgeshire Community Services will continue to provide the outpatients clinics on the Princess of Wales and Doddington sites (Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn provides the clinics in Wisbech). Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will take on the provision of the services from September 2017.
Tracy Dowling, Chief Officer for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG said: “We have had a really good response to these engagement meetings, with a significant number of people coming to listen to our ideas and share their views on our work. Everyone’s view is important to us so we thank those who came along to any of our meetings, and welcome the contributions made so far. It has been very helpful in developing the work we are doing to review these services.”
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The presentation slides are available on our website and a feedback report will be available online shortly. People can also call us on the above number if they would like copies sent to them.
Tracy added: “We would like to reiterate that no decisions have been made about the future of the minor injury services in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland.
“We are looking at how these services relate to recommendations from the national review of urgent care services and how we might deliver minor injury services locally, working alongside other services including GPs and community services.
“We are at an early stage of our review and if any significant changes are considered necessary as a result of these discussions then a formal public consultation will take place.”