The Path to Excellence – Phase Two Engagement
Path to Excellence Phase Two is the final part of the clinical transformation of local hospital services and is just one small part of how we transform ALL care locally.
Local hospital services in South Tyneside and Sunderland provide great care delivered by highly committed teams of NHS staff. Phase Two aims to build on these strengths and successes, but also make sure we plan and prepare for the tidal wave of pressures we know are facing the NHS.
Phase Two involves the following key areas of hospital-based care and thinking about potential solutions for the future:
- Emergency care and acute medicine – the care provided when patients arrive at the Emergency Department or need emergency admission to hospital
- Emergency surgery – the care provided when patients are admitted to hospital as an emergency and require an immediate operation
- Planned care (including surgery and outpatients) – the care provided when patients are referred to hospital by their GP for a test, scan, treatment or operation.
We recently launched our draft ‘Case for Change’ documents for Phase Two which aims to explain the issues and challenges that are currently facing our local NHS services.
The Path to Excellence Phase Two – Easy Read version draft issues document
This document is an Easy Read version of the issues document. It talks about why we are doing this work and some of the challenges faced by these hospital services. It uses words and pictures to make the information easier to read and understand.