- Published: Monday, 30 September 2019 09:23
Back in July, James Thomas used the weekly message to talk about the Making Every Day Count Programme. James described the sustained pressure our urgent care services are under; how winter pressure is usually abated by May, yet this year continued into the summer months. As we are about to enter a new winter period, it’s clear we need to make some bold changes to improve the situation for patients and the team.
By 2022 we will have a fantastic new Urgent and Emergency Care Facility (exact name TBC) comprising an Integrated Assessment Unit, A&E, Urgent Treatment Centre and other assessment areas and services - this will greatly help. However the increase in demand will not wait three years and we need to act now; as many of you already know we have been working on those immediate decisions and actions.