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Proposals for developing Neuro-Rehabilitation Services in mid Yorkshire NHS Kirklees The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust NHS Wakefield District

July / August 2012


The Neuro-Rehabilitation Service Proposed changes

Introduction The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides a regional neuro-rehabilitation service for both local patients and those living between East Yorkshire and Calderdale. This is a specialist service for people with complex neurological disability due to stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal paralysis, peripheral nerve and muscle diseases and conditions like motor neurone disease. These services are currently provided at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield. We are proposing to make some changes to where these services are provided, namely: • Relocating the 12-bed inpatient service to Dewsbury Hospital • Providing an extra outpatient clinic at Dewsbury, in addition to the outpatient services that would continue to be provided at Pinderfields.

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About the Neuro-Rehabilitation Service The service is provided by a specialist team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists and others, who work very closely with medical staff. The service offers outpatient clinics and has 12 beds for hospital inpatients. Patients admitted to the ward will usually spend a minimum of 6 weeks on the ward and are often there for considerably longer. Approximately 54 people a year use the inpatient service, and 1080 use the outpatients service.

Why are these changes being proposed? There are two main reasons for proposing these changes:

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To help us to improve neuro-rehabilitation care for patients

• The inpatient service would be located alongside, and work very closely with, the current stroke rehabilitation service provided at Dewsbury, providing better outcomes for patients recovering from strokes and various neurological conditions. • Bringing neuro-rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation services together would mean we could develop a specialist rehabilitation service that provides more comprehensive support for patients. It will allow us to concentrate our resources on delivering better health outcomes for patients. • We hope that these developments would also help to attract new patients in surrounding areas who would currently go to specialist units further afield. • Providing an extra outpatient clinic at Dewsbury would improve access to services for people in Kirklees and those coming from areas such as Calderdale in the west.

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To allow us to reorganise other services to improve care for patients

• Moving inpatient neuro-rehabilitation services from Pinderfields to Dewsbury would create space for additional ‘medical’ beds at Pinderfields. These would provide care for patients with a range of illness who need urgent hospital care.

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When would the changes take place? We would like to make these changes in September 2012 so as to have the additional ‘medical’ beds available in time for the seasonal increase in people needing hospital treatment during the winter.

Your views Please use the following questionnaire to tell us your views and any concerns, then return it to the FREEPOST address on the form. We would like to have all your views by 16 August 2012.

If you require this document in another language or another format such as large print or audio tape please contact PALS on: 0845 602 4832.

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The Neuro-Rehabilitation Service Your views Please print out the following four pages when you have read the whole document. Complete the form and send it back to us. No stamp is required.

A 1.

Your location

Where do you live? Wakefield District

B 2.

Kirklees

Other (please state)

Proposed change to neuro-rehabilitation services

Have you used inpatient neuro-rehabilitation services at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield in the last 2 years? Yes

No

3.

What was your experience of using this service and could anything have been done to improve the experience you had?

4.

Do you have any concerns about the proposal to move inpatient neuro-rehabilitation services from Wakefield to Dewsbury?

Yes

No

Don’t know

Please give your reasons for this

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If this service was moved from Wakefield to Dewsbury would you use it or look for an alternative somewhere else? Use the service in Dewsbury

6.

Look for other services

Have you used outpatient neuro-rehabilitation services at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield in the last 2 years? Yes

No

7.

What was your experience of using this service and could anything have been done to improve the experience you had?

8.

Do you have any comments about the proposal to provide outpatient clinics for neuro-rehabilitation services at BOTH Wakefield and Dewsbury? (NB the service is currently only provided in Wakefield.)

C

Equality Data Collection

In order to ensure that we provide the best services for all of our communities, and to ensure that we do not knowingly discriminate against any section of our community, it is important for us to gather the following information. This information cannot be used to identify you and will be kept confidential. You do not have to answer any of these questions, but we would be very grateful if you would. 9.

What is the first part of your postcode? e.g. HX1, HD2, WF10 etc. Please enter here

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you consider yourself to be transgender? Do you live in the gender opposite to that assigned at birth? Yes

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is your ethnic background?

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you consider yourself to have a disability? Under the Equality Act 2010 a disability is defined as ‘a physical, sensory or mental impairment which has, or had a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities’. Yes

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you provide care for someone? Such as family, friends, neighbours or others who are ill, disabled or who need support because they are older. Yes

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Please return this form to: Communications and Engagement NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield District FREEPOST NEA12747 Wakefield WF1 1LT Thank you very much for your time. iv

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