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Hospital service changes delivered this weekend

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From Monday, 4th September, Pinderfields hospital becomes the main site for treating the most seriously ill patients and Dewsbury and Pontefract Hospitals become Centres of Excellence for Rehabilitation, Stepdown and Elective Care.

Patients should notice little change as they come into the hospital. All three of the Trust’s hospitals will continue to have open access services for urgent care and essential tests such as x-rays, scans and blood tests.

If you are concerned about your health the first port of call should be your General Practitioner or call 111 for advice.  Should you need to come to hospital the emergency department at Dewsbury continues, as it does today, to offer 24 / 7 consultant led emergency care.

Patients can continue to self-present at Dewsbury Hospital emergency department; however should they need to be admitted they may be transferred to Pinderfields Hospital.

From the 4th of September 2017 if you call an ambulance, and need to come in to Hospital, the paramedics will decide which is the best hospital for your needs, this will most likely be Pinderfields, Huddersfield or Bradford.   

These changes mark the end of a three year Acute Hospital Reconfiguration (AHR) programme, and will improve patient flow to bring positive benefits to patient care by delivering quicker access to the appropriate health care professional.

Jules Preston, Chairman of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “By making these changes, we are creating services that are better able to meet local needs and future demand. 

“We are looking to invest in our hospitals and are in the middle of working up multi-million pound plans to develop Dewsbury and District Hospital in the years ahead.”

Updates on AHR are available on The Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust website and a short film has been put together to explain the changes. Questions can be put to the Trust through betterhospitals@midyorks.nhs.uk