South East Clinical Senates

Independent, clinical and strategic advice for health systems in the south east

Independent audit and review of revised model of care for Rothbury Community Hospital

In 2018 Northumberland CCG consulted on the closure of a small number of community beds at Rothbury Community Hospital (part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT) following a period of under-utilisation and suspension of service. The CCG decided to formally close the beds post-consultation but the decision was referred to SoS. On IRP advice, SoS requested that Northumberland CCG undertake further work on the services at Rothbury (including consideration of reopening the beds). The Northern England Clinical Senate has been asked to carry on an independent review of the outcomes of patients from the Rothbury area who went to the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Hospital during this period and review the revised models of care for this facility.

Clinical Senate

Northern England

Status:

In progress. Part 1 of 2 part support complete. Next stage scheduled Jan 2020)

Date:

Aug-19

Types of Work:

Clinical Review

Theme

Community Reconfiguration

Policy / Documentation

No

Specialised Commissioning

No

STP / ACS Development Plans

No

Urgent & Emergency Care

No

Multiple Clinical Services

No

Children & Maternity

No

Cardiac

No

Stroke & Vascular

No

Mental Health

No

Respiratory

No

MSK

No

ENT

No

Community Services/ Hubs

yes

Diagnostics / Hubs

No

Primary Care

No

Public Health

No

Care Planning

No

Communications

No

Workforce

No

Link to web page or report

Complete. Independent Clinical Audit supplied to CCG and follow up views of revised model of care confirmed via letter (not yet in public domain).