Ashby community health services - proposals outlined

Ashby community health services - proposals outlined

11th February 2015
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Subject to planning permission, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is proposing to transfer LPT commissioned outpatient and clinical services, currently provided at Ashby and District Hospital, to the Hood Park Leisure Centre in Ashby. School nurses will transfer to Ibstock Community College and other local solutions are being investigated to accommodate office facilities. The consultant led outpatient services provided at the hospital by the Alliance Partnership are currently being developed and will form a key part of the joined up approach to the way services are being provided to patients in Ashby. The move from Ashby and District Hospital follows a public consultation and report presented to West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and LPT board members called Fit for Future: Community Health Services in Ashby last year and subsequent recommendations aimed at meeting the long-term healthcare needs of Ashby residents. Hood Park Leisure Centre will provide space for clinics including community nursing clinics and musculoskeletal (MSK) services, and will complement North West Leicestershire District Council’s plans to develop a Health and Well Being Centre for the locality. A paper is going to the council’s board meeting on Tuesday 10 February outlining the proposals. LPT is working in partnership with North West Leicestershire District Council regarding the relocation of clinical services to Hood Park Leisure Centre, with a shared vision to develop a pathway from rehabilitation into on-going physical activity in a one stop shop health and fitness environment for the residents of Ashby If planning is approved, the works are expected to be completed at the Leisure Centre in the autumn 2015. The LPT Board have declared the Ashby and District Community Hospital and site is surplus to LPT requirements and has approved its disposal in accordance with Department of Health guidance. However, the Trust will not dispose of the building until alternative arrangements for Ashby outpatient and clinical services are in place and the Trust Board has given approval to do so. All artifacts at the hospital are being repatriated back to their donator. Ashby Museum is coordinating the process and recording and logging all the artifacts. Public engagement events are planned during March 2015 to give the people of Ashby an opportunity to find out more about the health and social care services available to them. The venues and details of these events will be advertised shortly.