LGI Consultation notes from Dr John Puntis

Please see this updated document:

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Despite paediatric colleagues being certain there would be fewer beds, at the consultation today I was told by two corporate people from Trust that bed numbers overall were increasing. There may be an issue about how many in patient and how many day case?

They have not yet finished the outline business case to take first to NHSE then the DH, but probably will have done so early next year.

I wonder how they will ensure NHS gets good value for money when they sell off land/buildings when there is little expertise in this area. Interestingly, Brotherton, Old Med School and Gilbert Scott are all in the Naylor inventory of “surplus assets”, although the trust has previously said they had an estates strategy pre-Naylor and have not modified it post Naylor.

Given all the emphasis on community care, should any surplus estate on LGI site be transferred to community?

Does council have any views/leverage here?

Hospitals of the future Consultation – take part now!

The drop in events are Friday 9th November 10.00 – 15.00 in the Carriage works (Electric Press, Millenium Square). and Monday 19th November 16.00 – 20.00

The outline proposals can be found at http://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/new-hospital and also:

At the AGM Linda Pollard said they were still making the outline business case. There is very little detail on funding apart from this statement:

“Meeting these costs will be challenging. Nationally in the NHS, there are many requests for capital funding to fund developments and improvements like these. But, at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, our recent strong financial performance and improvements mean we’re in a good position to discuss funding options with the Department of Health.”

This is clearly a cautious statement! Last time we actually got to discuss all the powerful argument for a Children’s Hospital it was knocked back by the DH as too expensive, particularly given the investment in cancer facilities that had just lead to the centralisation of this service in Leeds and opening of the Beckett Wing.

Clearly we would not want a PFI deal, and would want this publicly funded by government.

#NHS70

A Big Thank You to everyone who helped to make the White Rose celebration such a good event. The staff at the White Rose were wonderful and Sainsbury’ birthday cakes were excellent, much appreciated.

Please God the NHS will be there in another 10 years.

NB to go to the doctor 1939 when Beatrice had infantile paralysis it cost 8 shillings and sixpence. The ordinary wave was less than £3 per week.