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What happened in SYB in 2017 (3/1/18):

SYBSTP (South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Sustainability & Transformation Partnership) was given the go-ahead to work as an Accountable Care System, and to carry out the proposals in their STP plan.

They are making these changes by creating a complex bureaucracy (with management costs) to run services across the SYB area, and also at local level (more management costs).

This is to run our NHS services on the cheap.  Why? – Because the government won’t be giving SYB £571 million of the money our area needs in the next couple of years, to provide the NHS services that SYB people need.  So the money, staff, and their skills, will be stretched across a wider area by creating specialist centres and closing local units along with many smaller community care services.

Here is a snap shot of what happened in each of the 5 ‘places’ in 2017:

In Barnsley:

  • Hyper Acute Stroke Service partly closed & decision made to close the whole service
  • Mount Vernon hospital – community hospital – closed
  • Decision to close non-specialist Children’s Surgery and Anaesthesia in 2018
  • Free NHS Pain service acupuncture treatment service closed
  • Keresforth Centre for young disabled people to be closed
  • Hospital Review threatens Emergency Unit, Children’s Ward, Maternity & Neonatal

In Bassetlaw:

  • Children’s ward closed overnight – children transferred 18 miles to Doncaster
  • Out of hours GP service unavailable in some areas

In Doncaster:

  • Earmarked as a specialist stroke centre – potential overcrowding issues
  • Also potential specialist centre as part of hospital review and overcrowding issues

In Rotherham:

  • Decision to close Non-specialist Children’s Surgery & Anaesthesia services in 2018
  • Decision to close Hyper Acute Stroke Service in July 2018
  • Hospital Review threatens Emergency Unit, Children’s Ward, Maternity & Neonatal

In Sheffield:

  • Earmarked as a specialist stroke centre – potential overcrowding issues
  • Also potential specialist centre as part of hospital review and overcrowding issues
  • Minor Injury & Walk In Centres to be closed in city centre

REMEMBER – the NHS ‘belongs to the people’ – DON’T LET THEM STEAL IT!

We should all get a say in any changes to OUR NHS!

JOIN US – to oppose the destructive changes to OUR NHS!

 

Sheffield News (29/11/17)

  • Sheffield SSONHS have been working hard to collect signatures for our petition against the closure of the Minor Injuries Unit at the Hallamshire Hospital – we are getting a good response on street stalls and in the hospital itself, and  have made new contacts through this as well.  We’ve been invited to speak at 3 meetings so far – and counting.  The CCG public meeting was well-attended, with many people opposing the changes.
  • Scrutiny Committee called in the decision to endorse the Accountable Care Partnership shadow board for Sheffield and will discuss this at a special meeting on 5 December.
  • Our members continue to write monthly articles for the local paper.  In August they published this piece about commercialisation in the NHS, in September an article about Accountable Care and in November another on inspiration from Cuba.
  • MP Louise Haigh has been actively campaigning for the NHS for some time, for example here.

 

 

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