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To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Wirral & Cheshire West and Chester Joint Scrutiny Committee held on 1 July 2019.
Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2019 be approved as a correct record.
The Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s views are requested.
Councillor Yvonne Nolan, Chair introduced the item, informing that although this matter had been discussed in a number of forums at the last meeting of the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, given that the CCG had not formally announced its decision, Members were not in a position to comment on the proposals for the transformation of Urgent Care treatment.
The report of the Wirral Health and Care Commissioning - Nesta Hawker, Director of Commissioning and Transformation outlined the current position of the Urgent Care transformation work with regards to the outcome of the NHS Wirral CCG Governing Body decision which was taken at the Joint Strategic Commissioning Board in public on 9 July 2019.
The report informed that the NHS Wirral CCG Governing Body approved the following recommendations:
1) Implementation of a 24-hour Urgent Treatment Centre at the Arrowe Park Hospital Site.
The placement of the Urgent Treatment Centre at the Arrowe Park Hospital site (previously approved in public at the NHS Wirral CCG Governing Body on 6 February 2018);
2) All-age walk in access in each community hub:
3) Gladstone Minor Injury and Illness Unit (formerly Parkfield Minor Injury and Illness Unit) & Moreton Minor Injury and Illness Unit to be replaced by additional GP/Nurse appointments as part of the GP extended access scheme. Further supported by an enhanced NHS 111 service and a planned/bookable dressing service in the Moreton area.
Dr Paula Cowan – Chair, Wirral Health and Care Commissioning introduced a presentation that provided a summary of the process and lead up to the decisions agreed on 9 July (listed above).
Dr Cowan’s presentation informed how NHS Wirral CCG Governing Body had undertaken a consultation and engagement exercise in accordance with the CCG’s statutory duties for public and patient engagement to determine final recommendations to improve urgent care services in Wirral, including the introduction of an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC). The report and presentation outlined the decision making process, consultation, key considerations and final approved model of care. Key areas of her presentation covered:
Members were apprised that the CCG had been responsive in their analysis of public feedback and this had been used to inform the final model of care. Members noted that public feedback had been very focused on the retention of all age walk in access across 3 localities. Dr Cowan informed that during the consultation the public were asked what was important to them when thinking about where urgent care facilities should be based in the community. The three most important factors, when considering location were identified as:
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