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Update on future of Liverpool Women’s Hospital

We would like to reassure patients and the general public that there is no threat to services here at Liverpool Women’s.

A review of our services is underway which began when our midwives, doctors and nurses identified that the changing needs of women and babies means Liverpool Women’s needs to change too.

During the summer, as part of the wider Healthy Liverpool programme, members of the public took part in meetings, surveys and events where they discussed the reasons why we need to change. Over 70% of those that took part said they agreed there is a clinical case for making changes, and a further 19% wanted more information to understand the issues more fully.

Changes are likely to take a few years

Any significant change to our services won’t happen overnight, it is likely to take a few years – but it is important we start planning now to be ready for the future.

There will be a 3-month consultation on any proposed changes, which we expect to take place from the start of 2017.

Why does Liverpool Women’s need to change?

Click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwPy_RaqovU to view a short video from Dr Andrew Loughney on why the changing needs of women and babies means we need to look at doing things differently.

You can also:
• Watch this short animation about the changing needs of women https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV2-_1uQ384&feature=youtu.be 
• Watch Andrew’s video on a patient story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W01aEMmcOk
• Read Andrew’s views on a patient story
http://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/blogger.aspx?id=311
• Read this booklet
http://www.liverpooltalkshealth.info/liverpool-womens-hospital-review-of-services/documents/554/download

What is the Review of Liverpool Women’s services about?

Each year hundreds of women and babies are transferred by ambulance to other hospitals within the city because all of the care they need isn’t available at Liverpool Women’s. Although this is managed safely, it doesn’t offer women the best experience of care or meet national standards.

A review is taking place to identify how health services for women and premature babies in Liverpool can continue to flourish for future generations. It is part of the Healthy Liverpool programme, led by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Public engagement took place during the summer months and over 70% of members of the public who took part agreed that there is a clinical case for change, with a further 19% wanting more information to understand the issues more fully.

I have more questions, where can I find the answers?

More information, including questions and answers, can be found here: http://www.liverpooltalkshealth.info/liverpool-womens-hospital-review-of-services
Or email: future.generations@lwh.nhs.uk

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