Acute Hospital Reconfiguration (AHR) is now at an end with centralisation of acute inpatient care to Pinderfields Hospital complete.
Acute Hospital Reconfiguration (AHR) update
Acute Hospital Reconfiguration has been a long journey which started in 2014 and has now been delivered. There was a need to redesign the service offer as commissioners needed to improve the level of care and safety at our local hospitals; meet the latest national standards; ensure that the workforce was being used in the most effective way.
The final phase of changes to services at The Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust is to be delivered this weekend.
From 4 September, Pinderfields will be the main centre for acute and complex care for people with very serious and life threatening conditions.
The Acute Hospital Reconfiguration (AHR) moves towards delivering the third and final phase of work; to centralise acute inpatient care at Pinderfields and establish Dewsbury and Pontefract hospitals as Centres of Excellence for elective (planned non-emergency) work and rehabilitation.
Further progress on changes to hospital services in Mid Yorkshire has been confirmed with the next phase of work having been formally approved by local health commissioners.
We are moving forward with Acute Hospital Reconfiguration (AHR) at speed with the first few service moves complete.
The first move in a series of changes to deliver Acute Hospital Reconfiguration (AHR) is now complete.
The detailed planning to move forward with Acute Hospital Reconfiguration (AHR) has been confirmed by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and commissioners with a view to delivering the final stage of AHR in phases from April through to September 2017.
This is all part of the Acute Hospital Reconfiguration (AHR) programme, which is the delivery name for changes first proposed and approved by the Secretary of State in March 2014, following a wide ranging public consultation.