Public invited to get involved with hospital collaboration

Public invited to get involved with hospital collaboration
08 February 2017

Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals are inviting local people to get involved in shaping a proposed collaboration between the two Trusts, with two workshops being held in March.

Burton and Derby have a history of successful joint working, and during 2016 discussions took place about developing this further. A document called a Final Business Case will be developed for consideration in July 2017. This will set out the nature of the partnership and will be considered for approval by the Boards of both hospital Trusts.

The potential benefits of bringing the two Trusts together are significant. A closer partnership would enable:

  • Sustainable high quality services in Burton for the longer-term
  • Provision of Derby’s specialist services to a larger population, so more people benefit
  • Better use of the community hospitals in Tamworth, Lichfield and Derby
  • Shared learning and best practice
  • Reduction of unnecessary duplication between the two geographically close organisations

Both Trusts are keen to make sure that staff, patients, their families and carers are involved in the development of the potential partnership. Local people will be called on to help develop and inform the care pathways for a number of clinical specialties that involve closer working between Burton and Derby.

John Rivers, Chair of both Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals, said “This is a great opportunity for both Trusts to develop services for the benefit of patients and staff, and to be fit for the future. We are very clear that we need our patients and the public to be involved in this from the start, so we are asking people to come forward now to join us on this exciting journey.”

The Trusts will be holding two informal interactive workshops in March so that people can find out more about getting involved and whether they may be a good fit for the programme. Clinical expertise is not required - the Trusts want to hear about people’s experiences as patients, carers and families.

Following the workshops a Patient Reference Group will be developed to help shape the planned partnership and the Trusts will also discuss other ways people can get involved with their local hospitals at the workshops.

There will be two workshops for information:-

Workshop one:
Wednesday, 22 March: Lecture Theatre, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby,
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Workshop two:
Thursday, 30 March: Medical Education Centre, Queen’s Hospital, Burton,
5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • To register and take part, please contact Nestar Goode at or on 01283 511511 ext. 5355. Please give your name, email address, phone number, which workshop you would like to attend and any access requirements. The closing date for registering is Friday, 10 March, but as places are limited you are advised to register as soon as possible. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and light refreshments will be available.
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