Monday, May 07, 2007

Trust Make Decision on Interim Plans

On an e-mail sent to staff on Friday, the Chief Executive announced that as a result of the consultation exercises held earlier this year there will be a 24-hour Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) and a 24-hour Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) at city to support the A&E department on this site. This means that the petition we submitted to Birmingham City Council's Health Scrutiny Committee has been successful. However, it also means that emergency inpatient paediatric and general and trauma surgery beds will be removed from the city site. In other words, after 24 hours after being admitted in an emergency, children will have to be transferred to either Sandwell General or Birmingham Children's Hospital, and general and trauma surgery patients will be moved to Sandwell Hospital.

If you have issues with this I suggest you turn up to the public Trust Board Meeting at the Wolfson Lecture Theatre in the Postgraduate Centre at City on Thursday 10th May 2007 at 2.30pm and make your feelings known.

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