Looking at hospital services

We want to future-proof local hospital services and are committed to having a general hospital in every town and city. An independent piece of work looking at hospital services has considered how we can do this, identifying which services may benefit from being provided in different ways.

It is just one part of the overall approach. At the same time, we are continuing our work on developing more and more ways of treating and caring for people in their homes and local clinics, so that they don’t need to go to hospital.

Some examples of this include:

  • Helping people get the right treatment with 'front door' services in Doncaster
  • Extended hours in GP practices in Barnsley
  • Consultant Connect in Bassetlaw (where GPs dial a single number to immediately reach the right specialist)
  • New urgent and emergency care centre in Rotherham
  • Direct booking out of hours appointments booked into four hubs in Sheffield

The work has looked at how services could be provided so that everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw has equal access to high quality, safe hospital services now and into the future.

Staff and citizen engagement

Patient, public, clinicians and staff were invited to get involved. In the first instance this was via an online and paper-based survey.

A number of public events were also held throughout the process at The Source, Meadowhall. In addition, opportunities to have conversations with local people in each of the towns and city in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw were set up and feedback has been taken into consideration when developing the report. 

Fact finding and citizen involvement

You can read a report of the engagement so far in the documents below.

Concluding the work

The independent work ended with the publication of the final report on 9 May 2018. This report can be found here or downloaded below. An easy-read version of the report can be found here

If you have any questions on the work please email: helloworkingtogether@nhs.net

Which hospitals are included in the work?

All the hospitals that provide acute medical and surgical services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are included in the review. Also included are hospitals that have networked services and close links.

Mental health hospitals are not included. This is because mental health is a separate workstream within Health and Care Working Together with experts from across health and care working on how we can improve care and services.

The hospitals included are:

  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust*
  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

* Mid Yorkshire Hospitals are included because there are some patients who live in Wakefield who access South Yorkshire hospitals and vice versa. The hospital is within a different NHS region which is also looking at how it can improve services by working differently. Some of the services which the review will be looking at have already been consulted on in Mid Yorkshire and we will not be making any recommendations that would change services already agreed.

How to get involved

We are asking for your views to inform an independent review of hospital services in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire.

The review is looking into five of our regions’ services – gastroenterology (for stomach or intestine conditions), urgent and emergency care, maternity services, stroke services (early supported discharge and rehabilitation) and services for children who are particularly ill.

We want to improve these services so that everyone in the region has access to high-quality, safe care – now and in the future.

We are not closing any local hospitals. We want you to help us future-proof local services.

Get involved by:

Finding out more

Completing this survey

Attending this event

Hospital services review - all the documents

1. Hospital Services -Terms of Reference.pdf
2. Hospital Services - 1a Report.pdf
3. Hospital Services - 1a Report Technical Annexes.pdf
4. Hospital Services Patient and Public Engagement First Report.pdf
5. Hospital Services Patient and Public Engagement First Report Appendix 3 – Aug Event - What People Said.pdf
6. Hospital Services Patient and Public Engagement First Report Appendix 4 – Aug Event - Evaluation.pdf
7. Hospital Services Patient and Public Engagement - EIA Screening.pdf
8. Hospital Services Review 1b report and appendix 1.pdf
9. 1b report - appendix 2 Online Survey Analysis.pdf
10. 1b report - appendix 3 - Community Engagement Report.pdf
11. 1b report - appendix 4 - Writeup of public engagement event.pdf
12. 14Z2 – Public Assessment Form – HSR Dec 17.pdf
13. Evaluation criteria.pdf
14. Hospital Services Public Engagement Event Slides 8th March.pdf
15. HSR Stage 1b Engagement Report.pdf
16. HSR Stage 1b Engagement Report - Appendix 1 DJS Report.pdf
17. HSR Stage 1b Engagement Report - Appendix 2 SYCF Report pt 1.pdf
18. HSR Stage 1b Engagement Report -Appendix 3 SYCF Report pt 2.pdf
19. HSR Stage 1b Engagement Report - Appendix 4 Youth Forum Report.pdf
20. HSR Stage 1b Engagement Report - Appendix 5 Regional Public Event.pdf
21. HSR Stage 1b Engagement Report - Appendix 6 Local Public Events.pdf
22. HSR Stage 1b Engagement Report - Appendix 7 NDerbs PPG.pdf
23. HSR Stage 1b Engagement Report - Appendix 8 Comms and Engagement Action Planner.pdf
24. HSR Stage 1b Engagement Report - Appendix 9 Survey Template.pdf
25. HSR Stage 2 Report.pdf
26. HSR Stage 2 Report Annexes.pdf
27. HSR Stage 2 Report Technical Annex.pdf
28. HSR Stage 2 Report Questions and Answers.pdf
29. Easy read version of the report on the review of hospital services