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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust statement on CCG Governing Bodies’ approval of clinical model

Wednesday 12 July

Michelle McKay, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

“We welcome the CCG Governing Bodies’ approval today of the clinical model and the further recommendations that they have made.

“The outcome of today’s meeting will also bring much needed stability and certainty for the Trust - in particular it will allow us to give assurance to both current and prospective staff about the future provision of services and will help us with both retaining and attracting staff to the Trust.

“A number of enabling works now need to be carried out in order for us to be able to deliver the proposed clinical model. These include 81 additional beds, a High Dependency Unit and the creation of 141 new car parking spaces at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital. At the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch plans include the refurbishment and modernisation of operating theatres and improvements to endoscopy facilities.

“An Outline Business Case, which forms the basis for a bid for £29.6m of capital funding from the Department of Health to pay for enabling works, has been finalised and will be put forward for consideration during the summer months.

“An action plan is in place to deliver these changes by May 2020.

“We remain committed to delivering care in hospitals that thrive and work together to provide services for the whole of the county.”