Hyperacute Stroke Services Consultation (June-Sep 2011)
Hyperacute stroke services public consultation (THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED)
The Joint Board of NHS County Durham and Darlington approved the recommendation to consolidate hyperacute stroke services onto a single site at the University Hospital of North Durham at a Board meeting held in public on Tuesday 1st November 2011.
Before reaching their decision, the Joint Board of NHS County Durham and Darlington were assured that the proposals were acceptable to patients, clinicians and the public, would be clinically safe and effective and would be sustainable for the future. They fully considered the review of hyperacute stroke services prior to consultation including the clinical evidence base on the most appropriate model as described by the outcome of the option appraisal, and feedback from the formal public consultation process.
Having considered the proposals and supporting information, the Board approved the proposals to consolidate hyperacute stroke services onto a single site at the University Hospital of North Durham. They were assured that the proposals would deliver the best possible clinical outcomes for the people of County Durham and Darlington and that the public consultation process had been fair and robust.
Download a copy of the independent assessment of the hyperacute stroke services formal public consultation (listed as appendix 2 in the joint board papers) here
Download a copy of appendix 3 - online and paper questionnaire responents' comments here
Download a copy of Darlington LINk's response here - No individual organisation’s response was highlighted to Joint Board. This submission has been made available to make Darlington LINk's own report findings clear and to provide further context to the analysis as a whole.