STRUCTURE: Senior doctors and managers leading a review of acute services in Worcestershire have met with campaigners from the Save the Alex group.
Clinicians from NHS Worcestershire, the three local clinical commissioning groups, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust are leading a review of acute hospital services.
It could result in A&E closures and other services being moved at the Alexandra, Kidderminster and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals.
At a meeting between managers and clinicians with the campaign group last week, it was agreed to meet again and to share information and evidence.
A spokesman for the Joint Services Review said: “The JSR welcomes the view from the campaign group that they are not opposed to change but understand that they, and the public in that part of Worcestershire, are concerned about impact of service change on the local population.
“It was agreed that more would be shared, including work on access and transport, as the clinical models of care became more developed and tested, and further discussed with the public and staff, over the next few months.”
A three-month formal public consultation is expected to start in November.
Press release (attached, right)