Proposal to merge Sai and Wharf GP Practices in Walsall
NHS Walsall is currently seeking the views of patients and the public to merge two GP practices – the Wharfe Family Practice (Pleck Road) and Sai Medical Practice (Forrester Street).
More information is available in the documents below.
Anyone with an interest in what is being proposed can share their views with us by:
Telephoning: NHS Walsall customer care on 01922 618358
Writing to: Free Post RRLU-CSTS-ERUZ, Wharf and Sai Consultation, Jubilee House, Bloxwich Lane, Walsall WS2 7JL (no stamp required)
Plans to change Vascular Surgery in the Black Country
Evidence demonstrates that outcomes for patients are significantly improved when vascular surgery is carried out in a single centre covering a population of at least 800,000 people. Together, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton have a total population which meets this requirement.
The documents on this page explain the reasoning behind the creation of a specialist vascular surgery centre for the Black Country; set out the process by which one of the three hospital sites in Dudley, Walsall, and Wolverhampton will be chosen to provide this service; and invites views from patients, carers and other service users on the proposals.
For further information or other background documents, please contact: Steve Corton, Head of Community Engagement, NHS Dudley (on behalf of the Vascular Review Project Team)
Tel: 01384 322063
Improving trauma care across the West Midlands
The NHS in the West Midlands is proposing to transform the care people receive when they suffer major trauma by introducing an improved system of care across the region.
Major trauma is defined as serious injuries which are immediately life threatening such as major head or spinal injuries, amputations, multiple injuries, and severe knife or gunshot wounds. The creation of new trauma care networks will help patients by increasing survival rates, shortening recovery times and reducing disability from injury.
As part of the review four options are being considered. These are:
Three major trauma centres – at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
Two major trauma centres – one at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and one at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
Two major trauma centres – one at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and one at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
One major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham
In addition, the Birmingham Children’s Hospital would be the West Midlands’ Major Trauma Centre for Children.
Evidence shows that when patients are treated in a trauma network, with a specialist centre responsible for treating major trauma cases, patients’ survival rates could improve by up to 20% saving another 45 – 60 lives every year. This is because major trauma centres have the specialist staff, equipment and technology on one site to treat these serious and/or life threatening injuries. In addition we know that the severity of disability is reduced with patients making a much speedier recovery and able to live more independently following their recovery.
By developing a region-wide trauma care system we can ensure that everyone in the West Midlands has access to the same high quality trauma care services.If you would like to find out more about this review visit www.wmsc.nhs.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org