STRUCTURE: Service changes resulting from Warwickshire primary care trust’s quality, innovation, productivity and prevention programme are likely to result in the closure of 130 acute sector beds.
The PCT’s legacy document, to inform its successor clinical commissioning group of key plans and issues in the local health economy, says: “Changes arising from the QIPP programmes are expected to have an impact on the numbers of beds in acute hospitals across Warwickshire/Coventry.
The anticipated impact is that there will be an overall reduction of 130 beds.
The document, obtained by HSJ under the Freedom of Information Act, says 43 beds will be closed at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation trust, in addition to 42 at University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire and 45 at George Eliot Hospital.
NHS Warwickshire legacy document (attached, right)