Future Provision of Services at County Hospital, Louth. Have your say!

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.

Looking ahead, as a 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.

“Our vision for the hospital’s future sees it firmly as a centre for innovative healthcare”

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 and community based services.

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.

“We would very much appreciate the views of 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 available from the CCG’s website – via the link below – and/or attending one of a series of engagement events, the details of which are also below:

Louth Hospital Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Louthwards

Since this time, there have been many positive developments at County Hospital, Louth. This has included introducing a more proactive approach to rehabilitation on the ward, and taking a ‘home first’ approach to care, to ensure that people have the right support to stay safely at home and are not unnecessarily readmitted.

Engagement Events

Tuesday 2 October – Louth Hospital: Thoresby Suite View on Map
Afternoon event – 3pm-5pm (registration 2.30pm) – book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inpatient-services-at-county-hospital-louth-tickets-50413166137

Tuesday 2 October – Louth Hospital: Thoresby Suite View on map
Evening event – 6.30pm-8.30pm (registration 6pm) – book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inpatient-services-at-county-hospital-louth-tickets-50413871246

Tuesday 16 October – The Dunes, Central Promenade, Mablethorpe, LN12 1RG

Evening event – 6.30pm-8.30pm (registration 6pm) – book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inpatient-services-at-county-hospital-louth-tickets 50414124002

“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 local services 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.