Key hospital issues to be debated next week

Key hospital issues to be debated next week

Key hospital issues to be debated next week

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KEY health issues will be scrutinised by County Hall as hospital care in Buckinghamshire is said to be “ahead of the game”.

Bucks County Council’s Health and Adult Social Care select committee meets next Tuesday to evaluate 2012’s reconfiguration of acute hospital services – which included the closure of A&E at Wycombe Hospital.

Council chiefs will also look at the changes made by Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust after it was one of 11 trusts put in to special measures following Sir Bruce Keogh's review in to mortality rates in July.

In a public document that sits alongside the agenda, an NHS-branded presentation states the implementation of the Better Healthcare in Bucks scheme has “gone as planned”.

It adds the cardiac and stroke unit is performing above national standards, there are fewer ‘inter-site transfers’ and there have been “no adverse results from the changes, with some benefits”.

The document concludes by stating that as the changes were agreed two years ago it is now time to look to the future, as the reconfiguration means hospital care in Buckinghamshire is “ahead of the game”.

Top executives from the trust and the county's NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are due to appear before the committee.

The meeting, which will be streamed live on BCC’s website, will be held at County Hall in Aylesbury from 9.45am on April 15.

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