NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with hospitals across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire to look at how Children’s Surgery should be provided in the future. We want to know what is important to you if your child, or a child you know, needs an operation.
Our Chair, Dr Nick Tupper, sets the scene in his weekly column in the Doncaster Star. He explains how here in Doncaster we’ve linked up with seven nearby health areas to look at how we can work together and collectively provide some hospital services across a wider geographical area than currently exists. Those partner areas are Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Hardwick, North Derbyshire, Rotherham, Sheffield and Wakefield.
We’ve put together a short presentation which gives some background to the proposals here. It explains why we need to make changes by working together with consultants, doctors and healthcare workers across a wider geographical footprint than just Doncaster.
This is your opportunity to let us know your thoughts on these plans by taking a short, three-question, survey here.
Your feedback will be used to help shape the options for a formal public consultation about children’s surgery and anaesthetic services which is due to start at the end of May 2016. We’ll be clear in the consultation how your voice has influenced the plans.