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East Lancashire rehab care shake-up is delayed

TARGETS are being missed for a redesign of rehabilitation services in hospitals across East Lancashire.

The redesign is aimed at finding ways to reduce patient’s stay in hospital and improving care closer to home.

According to a Strategic Development Plan drawn up by the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT), objectives have been missed on:

  • Redesign proposals being developed and agreed with commissioners
  • Establishing implementation of work streams
  • Social care beds decommissioned from current providers
  • Social care beds recommissioned at Pendle Community Hospital

Lynn Wissett, deputy chief executive at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, said a delay has occured because of “extensive stakeholder working”.

She said: “The Trust is currently going through a process of refining the clinical model with key stakeholders in light of best practice and contemporary clinical guidance.

“This will ensure that the best possible patient experience and outcome measures are achieved when the full range of Intermediate Care Services, including development of community based reablement and redesign of community hospital rehabilitation, are implemented.

“We are confident that all of our strategic plans will continue to be monitored and delivered in line with local and national priorities. As with any strategic plan, changes do occur as time passes.”

ELHT is also failing to meet four out of five targets over the development of a vascular centre at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, agreements on population splits and workforce arrangements.

Following a Vascular Review of the North West region, ELHT was identified as being able to provide specialist vascular care as one of three Vascular Centres in Lancashire and Cumbria.

Mrs Wissett said: The Implementation and development of the Trust as a Vascular Centre is undergoing further scrutiny external to the Trust, therefore the original timeframe has been extended, hence the red rating on our plan.”

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11:47am Thu 8 Nov 12

mavrick says...

Mrs Wisset I have never read such gobbledegook in my life, As you are the chief apologist for the incompetent management of the ELHT perhaps you could explain why not only are targets not being met but appointments are being cancelled at the last minute, I have been waiting for an appointment to see a neurologist since February and I have had my appointment cancelled twice. The management are simply covering up the cracks in an unsustainable budget crisis. The NHS is our national heritage and people like Mrs Wisset should get some backbone and tell the government where to get off. I have said previously that you cannot take £20 Billion out of the NHS without serious damage to the service provision. It seems the race to hive off services to the cheapest private provider is gathering momentum. I think it is time for the people of this country to stand up and say loud and clear enough is enough, this is our NHS and we will not tolerate it being used as a political football by any politicians.
Mrs Wisset I have never read such gobbledegook in my life, As you are the chief apologist for the incompetent management of the ELHT perhaps you could explain why not only are targets not being met but appointments are being cancelled at the last minute, I have been waiting for an appointment to see a neurologist since February and I have had my appointment cancelled twice. The management are simply covering up the cracks in an unsustainable budget crisis. The NHS is our national heritage and people like Mrs Wisset should get some backbone and tell the government where to get off. I have said previously that you cannot take £20 Billion out of the NHS without serious damage to the service provision. It seems the race to hive off services to the cheapest private provider is gathering momentum. I think it is time for the people of this country to stand up and say loud and clear enough is enough, this is our NHS and we will not tolerate it being used as a political football by any politicians. mavrick
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10:05pm Thu 8 Nov 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

What a suprise! Not! The NHS is a disgrace. The sooner we put it out of its misery the better. Privatise it now and save the taxpayer billions. As for the article have you ever heard such gibberish in all your life. The mind boggles! Where do they get these people from? Wherever it is send themn back there forthwith! Perhaps if the NHS stopped traeting people who are not entitled to be treated and employed health professionals that are qualified and speak English targets would not be missed. Just a thought!

Deus Vobiscum

Deus Vobiscum
What a suprise! Not! The NHS is a disgrace. The sooner we put it out of its misery the better. Privatise it now and save the taxpayer billions. As for the article have you ever heard such gibberish in all your life. The mind boggles! Where do they get these people from? Wherever it is send themn back there forthwith! Perhaps if the NHS stopped traeting people who are not entitled to be treated and employed health professionals that are qualified and speak English targets would not be missed. Just a thought! Deus Vobiscum Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE
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