Future of medical cover arrangements at Cirencester Hospital causes concern

Future of medical cover arrangements at Cirencester Hospital causes concern

Future of medical cover arrangements at Cirencester Hospital causes concern

First published in News Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

CONCERNS have been expressed about the future of Cirencester Hospital following news of a review of the arrangements for medical cover and possibly other changes.

Mary Hutton, accountable officer at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, which provides the medical cover at the hospital, said staff were looking closely at medical cover arrangements that reflect the needs of Cirencester Hospital and its patients.

“We are committed to continuing our positive engagement with local GPs and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust to look in detail at medical cover arrangements that reflect the needs of Cirencester Hospital and local patients and arrive at the best possible outcome,” she said.

The Care Services NHS Trust is responsible for nursing at the hospital and in and out patient services.

“We feel it’s important that decisions are not rushed and that they are based on consensus.

“We share the CCG Locality GP Executive’s desire to ensure Cirencester Hospital has a vibrant future as a key community asset and are now actively working with the local people and Gloucestershire Care Services on future developments.”

More to come later this week.

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1:39pm Tue 29 Jul 14

MR DOBBY says...

THEY WILL NOT GIVE UP UNTIL THEY CAN CLOSE IT
THEY WILL NOT GIVE UP UNTIL THEY CAN CLOSE IT MR DOBBY
  • Score: 4

7:17pm Tue 29 Jul 14

corin22 says...

We are committed to continuing our positive engagement with local GPs and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust to look in detail at medical cover arrangements that reflect the needs of Cirencester Hospital and local patients and arrive at the best possible outcome,” she said.
what a joke!! now they want to have no doctors at the hospital evenings and weekends! The town gets bigger and the hospital gets smaller and treats less people. try getting an old person from Cirencester in there for rehab. The only offer you get is Bourton on the Water, fat lot of good that is for an elderly patient wanting to be visited, they have no concern at all for the local people, just the money. The further up the management scale you go the more incompetence you find and the more distant they are from the public needs
We are committed to continuing our positive engagement with local GPs and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust to look in detail at medical cover arrangements that reflect the needs of Cirencester Hospital and local patients and arrive at the best possible outcome,” she said. what a joke!! now they want to have no doctors at the hospital evenings and weekends! The town gets bigger and the hospital gets smaller and treats less people. try getting an old person from Cirencester in there for rehab. The only offer you get is Bourton on the Water, fat lot of good that is for an elderly patient wanting to be visited, they have no concern at all for the local people, just the money. The further up the management scale you go the more incompetence you find and the more distant they are from the public needs corin22
  • Score: 4

10:48pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Queen of Carts says...

Is it just me, or does this story (as written) say absolutely nothing? I gather (only from the previous comments) that Cirencester Hospital may be under threat - but whoever put this story together has badly regurgitated some sentences into vaguely meaningless drivel.

I shouldn't need years of insider knowledge and background information in order to make sense of a news story, surely?!?
Is it just me, or does this story (as written) say absolutely nothing? I gather (only from the previous comments) that Cirencester Hospital may be under threat - but whoever put this story together has badly regurgitated some sentences into vaguely meaningless drivel. I shouldn't need years of insider knowledge and background information in order to make sense of a news story, surely?!? Queen of Carts
  • Score: 6

8:59pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Col Mustard says...

Ladies and Gentleman when you have read the gobbledegook statement fear the worst. We have a fight coming up as they will try and close the Hospital . NHS spending on "Management " is out of control. Thats why cuts are made to patient care. ......

Fact
The cost of redundancy payments for NHS managers has hit almost £1.6bn since the coalition came to power and embarked on its sweeping reorganisation, according to the latest Department of Health accounts.

The total includes payouts to some 4,000 "revolving door" managers, who left after May 2010 with large payouts but have since returned either on full-time or part-time contracts.
Ladies and Gentleman when you have read the gobbledegook statement fear the worst. We have a fight coming up as they will try and close the Hospital . NHS spending on "Management " is out of control. Thats why cuts are made to patient care. ...... Fact The cost of redundancy payments for NHS managers has hit almost £1.6bn since the coalition came to power and embarked on its sweeping reorganisation, according to the latest Department of Health accounts. The total includes payouts to some 4,000 "revolving door" managers, who left after May 2010 with large payouts but have since returned either on full-time or part-time contracts. Col Mustard
  • Score: 2

8:18am Thu 31 Jul 14

Jessica Rabbit says...

I quite agree Queen of Carts.... I had absolutely no idea what this 'news' was all about until I read the first 2 posts...... This is terrible journalism from the WGS.
I quite agree Queen of Carts.... I had absolutely no idea what this 'news' was all about until I read the first 2 posts...... This is terrible journalism from the WGS. Jessica Rabbit
  • Score: 3

9:07am Thu 31 Jul 14

bobirving says...

Without any mandate, the Tories are privatising the NHS and selling it off to their friends in private healthcare. Before 2010, the NHS was the most efficient system in the world and it's being destroyed under the ConDem coalition.
Without any mandate, the Tories are privatising the NHS and selling it off to their friends in private healthcare. Before 2010, the NHS was the most efficient system in the world and it's being destroyed under the ConDem coalition. bobirving
  • Score: -1

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