Uist and Barra Hospital Redesign

Uist and Barra Hospital Redesign: Community and Hospital


Work has been ongoing across Uist to understand current and future health and social care needs. The model of service is not sustainable, and in common with other parts of Western Isles, services and ways of working need to change. The current review is looking at hospital based services as well as older adult community and home based services.

In this section of the website you can find out how the review and re-design is being co-ordinated, what changes are being considered, how options for the future will be developed, how to get involved including any future consultation.

To find out more contact:

Denise Symington (Patient Focus Public Involvement)
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Overview and Structure

Points of contact:

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Discussions have focussed on understanding what the current level of service provision in Uist is, what the needs of the local population will be and why there is a need to change.

The review islooking at how all services fit together within Uist, as well as within Western Isles Hospital, and Scottish Ambulance Service.

For instance developing community and home based service will influence how many hospital beds are required. Equally with more surgical procedures being carried out as day case procedures also reduces the length of time patients need to spend in hospital. But this needs to be balanced with our increasing ageing population which can also increase demand for inpatient care. And with changes in hospital standards (Environmental, Health & Safety, Infection Control) these also impact of how the hospital needs to be configured.

The current challenges with recruitment and retention of hospital-based consultants also has potential knock-on effects for Western Isles Hospital.

Looking at everything together is complex but very necessary. To make sure the review is co-ordinated and planned, it is being overseen by NHS Western Isles Nurse Director Chris Anne Campbell.

 


 

Communication, Engagement and Consultation

There have been stakeholder events with wide range of community and hospital staff as well as with Scottish Ambulance and other partner agencies.

Stakeholder events with members of the public are due to take place on the 2nd February 2016, These discussions will focus on understanding the current level of service provision in Uist, why there is a need to change and what the shape of these changes might be.

Some changes are simply part of continuous improvement work and require little or no additional resources and do not require formal consultation with the public. Nevertheless they still requires positive engagement with all concerned.

Other changes required maybe more far-reaching such as changing access to some services or who provides the service. Such changes are more significant and require a greater level of engagement and consultation to both shape the options and decide on the future. Where changes are deemed to be 'major' by the health board then formal public consultation would be required, lasting for a period of three months.

No decision has been made about the likely scale of service change and therefore the appropriate level of formal public consultation has still to be determined.

To find out more contact:

Denise Symington (Patient Focus Public Involvement)
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Documents relating to the Public Consultation event on the 3rd February Can be found here


Frequently Asked Question

Community Information Sheet

Uist and Barra Hospital Consultation Information Poster

 


 

Documents and Guidance

Scottish Government


A National Framework for Service Change in the NHS in Scotland, Scottish Government, 25 May 2005 ISBN 0 7559 4669 3

Report on the Future Delivery of Public Services by the Commission chaired by Dr Campbell Christie, Scottish Government, 29 June 2011. ISBN 978-1-78045-214

Route Map to the 2020 Vision for Health and Social Care, Scottish Government, 22 May 2013

Better Health, Better Care. Scottish Executive, August, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-7559-5499-5

Informing, Engaging and consulting people in developing health and community care services CEL 4 (2010)

Scottish Capital Investment Manual

 

Scottish Health Council

Scottish Health Council Guidance Report Involving patients, carers and the public in options appraisal for major service changes, March 2010