Townlands Hospital, Henley-on-Thames

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In 2012, Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) approved the business case for the new Townlands Hospital. In 2013, the planning and responsibility for commissioning services was transferred to the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) as part of the NHS reforms.

The model of services in the 2012 business case was based on the type of service provision that fitted with the way health care was organised and delivered at that time.

Since then many things have changed - not least that nationally and locally we aim to work as a health and social care system and that we are working together to transform services to deliver more care in local communities which helps to avoid admission to acute hospitals, except where necessary, keeping the time in hospital as short as possible. There is a growing body of clinical evidence both nationally and internationally which has supported the view of clinicians that frail elderly patients often do not benefit from hospitalisation and may be better served by meeting their needs in their own homes. This is perhaps most evident in the way in which we treat patients with dementia, where admission to hospital can often be distressing and associated with notable deteriorations in the patients general condition.   

 

The consultation has now closed.  

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Video: OCCG Governing Body meeting, 30 July 2015

Press Release: Plans for Townlands Hospital Rapid Access Care Unit given clinical support, but with conditions

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Consultation Report:

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To find out more about how this project is progressing, please see our updates below:

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This consultation has now closed.

Timeline

  • Opened
    13 May 2015 at 09:00
  • Closed
    24 Sep 2015 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    25 Sep 2015

Details

Topic Young people, Families, Older people, Carers, Mental health, Physical disabilities, Learning disabilities, Autism / Aspergers, Cancer, Cardiac, Stroke, Pharmacy, GP services, Public health issues e.g. smoking, weight management, Women's health issues
Which locality (local area in Oxfordshire) is this for: South East Oxfordshire
Target Audience All residents, Children, Young people, Families and parents, Older people, Carers, Staff, People with a disability, People with mental health issues, Councillors, Public sector organisations, Charities, Community groups