Have your say on inpatient services at County Hospital, Louth

Lincolnshire East CCG is reviewing the provision of inpatient services on Manby and Carlton Wards at County Hospital Louth, and is seeking the view of patients, carers and their families on options being considered about how inpatient services on these wards may be provided in the future. 

The two nurse-led wards currently support patients with nursing care, rehabilitation, assessment and palliative, and end of life care, all of which is provided by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), and Lincolnshire East CCG has been working with LCHS to review the way these services are delivered and explore alternative options for providing care at County Hospital, Louth. 

Following an identified fire safety risk in June 2017, the number of available beds at County Hospital Louth was reduced from a total of 50 on both wards to 16 plus six chairs. This was in line with recommendations from the fire service in order to be able to safely evacuate patients whilst significant building work, including a number of wider improvements, was undertaken.

There have been many positive developments at County Hospital, Louth, in recent years, including taking a more proactive stance on rehabilitation and a ‘home first’ approach to care, to ensure that people have the right support to stay safely at home and are not unnecessarily admitted/re-admitted. 

Looking ahead, as commissioner of services, Lincolnshire East CCG has an equally positive vision for the future of County Hospital, Louth, which focuses on providing lasting security for Louth as a centre for innovative healthcare for local people. 

Based on a needs analysis of patients and the ability to manage the needs of patients out of hospital, the CCG has developed two options to be considered around future provision of services at County Hospital, Louth, and is asking for people’s views on these, by completing a short survey and/or attending one of a series of engagement events, the details of which will be published shortly.

Engagement events

Tuesday 2 October 2018: Louth Hospital

  • Afternoon event: Registration 2.30pm, main event 3pm - 5pm.
  • Evening event: Registration 6pm, main event 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Tuesday 16 October 2018: Storehouse Skegness, PE21 1BY

  • Evening event: Registration 6pm, main event 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Register your place on one of our engagement events >>

Have your say online

Give us your views by completing our short survey >> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Louthwards

“Our vision for the hospital’s future sees it firmly as a centre for innovative healthcare.  We know there are significant opportunities to build on what County Hospital, Louth, has to offer and the two options we have developed and are asking for people’s views on demonstrate our commitment to providing high quality, safe care for our patients,”

“We would very much appreciate the views of local people about their hospital and its future, and we hope that as many of our patients, their carers and families as possible will complete the survey and/or attend one of the forthcoming engagement events.” explains Dr Stephen Baird, Clinical Chair of Lincolnshire East CCG.

 

Updated 18/09/2018