University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) have been undertaking an engagement exercise on proposed changes to some of the adult services across Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands hospitals. This is in order to improve outcomes and reduce waiting times for patients, including residents in Tamworth and Lichfield. The specific services that the Trust are looking to make changes to are Trauma and Orthopedics and Gynaecology services.
As part of this six-week joint exercise which took place in July 2019, UHB engaged with multiple stakeholders with the use of an engagement survey and drop in sessions across the area, including those living in South Staffordshire and who access the services.
The final analysis report from the engagement process, independently produced by CSK Strategies Ltd., is available to download from the UHB website along with an equality analysis of the proposed plans and a 'You Said, We Did' table of actions.