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Have your say by 5th September! Two important issues for #wolvHERampton end of Neighbourhood Wardens & NX hospital services move to Cannock

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1. End of Neighbourhood Warden Service. Wolverhampton Council still has to make £59 million of the £123 million savings needed to achieve the required budget reduction reported in January 2014. As part of the strategy to find additional savings of £59 million and to provide a balanced budget for 2015/16 there is a proposal to cease the Neighbourhood Wardens service. Neighbourhood Wardens provide public reassurance to local people and deal with issues of community safety and environmental crime. Removing the entire service will achieve a saving of £480,000 in 2015/16. The removal of the service will mean that there will be no on-going patrolling and neighbourhood level re-assurance services provided by the City Council.

The City Council is consulting on this proposal between 28 July and 5 September 2014. 

You can have your say by completing an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/neighbourhoodwardens

There will also be consultation with the PACT (Police and Communities Together) groups and Local Neighbourhood Partnerships.

If you have any queries about the consultation please contact me direct on [email protected] or on 01902 551848.

2. Proposals to deliver planned care at Cannock Chase Hospital for Wolverhampton patients

To manage the growing demand for urgent and emergency care at New Cross Hospital, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and the CCG are proposing to provide the following routine day case and inpatient surgery at Cannock Chase Hospital for adults:

  • General surgery (examples include hernia repair and gall bladder surgery)
  • Orthopaedics (includes hip, knee, foot, ankle and upper limb surgery)
  • Breast surgery (not cosmetic)
  • Urology (includes bladder and kidney)
  • Dermatology/plastic surgery (removal of lumps and lesions)

They are also planning to provide the following day case investigations and treatment at Cannock Chase Hospital for adults:

  • Endoscopy (examples include colonoscopy and gastroscopy)
  • Rheumatology (includes day care and intravenous treatment for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Dermatology (includes phototherapy, intensive topical skin treatments)

The plans mean around 10,000 patients from Wolverhampton could have their surgery or treatment provided at Cannock Chase Hospital. This is just under a quarter of the total number of people who have inpatient and day case surgery at New Cross Hospital each year.

Most people would only need to travel to Cannock for their operation and would receive the rest of their care at the hospital closest to them. Outpatient appointments for adults and children would be provided at both hospitals, according to patients’ preference.

All urgent and emergency care services will remain at New Cross Hospital.

Have your say

  •  Consultation event Tuesday 2 September, 6–8pm, Marsden Room, Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton. Please click here to book your place. Places can also be booked by emailing [email protected] or calling 01902 444878.
  • “We’ve launched an online survey on https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wol-plannedcare and hope as many people as possible will fill it in.

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