Improving Hinckley Community Health Services
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The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland would like to hear from local people in Hinckley and Bosworth, and anyone else with an interest, about proposals to build a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Hinckley.
We want to bring local people the best in modern and fit for purpose facilities for health checks, scans and tests, so that they can be diagnosed closer to home, without having to travel to a large hospital elsewhere.
This is your chance to find out more about what is being proposed and have your say about important health services in your area. Your feedback will help us to understand what the proposed changes would mean for you and your family and help us to make a final decision.
About this engagement
This engagement is being led by NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (ICB). The ICB is the organisation responsible for buying (commissioning) and making decisions about healthcare services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland on your behalf.
From the onset, we have involved and worked with our patients, service users, carers, staff and stakeholders. We have been having conversations with these groups since 2014, listening to them and taking on their feedback to shape our proposals.
This engagement and its proposals reflects what people have told us they want and need. It provides an opportunity to have a final say on the proposals so that the people of Hinckley and Bosworth can have modern, first-class facilities closer to home. Details of the engagement can be found in the full engagement document.
Why are we proposing changes?
It has long been recognised that conditions at the current hospital, built in 1899, do not meet modern requirements or the needs of local people and an ageing population.
Half of the current Hinckley and District Hospital remains closed and cannot be transformed into clinical space. There are challenges for both patients and staff at the current site which can’t be rectified or improved without replacing the current outdated building with new facilities.
Click on the videos below for a tour of the current facilities and to learn why they are not suitable:
What changes are we proposing?
We would like to make changes to the Hinckley & District Hospital on Mount Road (above)
We want to:
- The CDC would provide MRI and CT scanners, a plain film X-ray machine and ultrasound. These are all tools that allow doctors to see inside the body. It would also have phlebotomy rooms (phlebotomy is a surgical opening to withdraw blood), rooms where procedures are undertaken and two endoscopy rooms (endoscopy is when a long, thin tube goes directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail), all with supporting accommodation.
- Create a Day Case Unit that provides the services that are currently on the site of Hinckley and District Hospital (Mount Road) plus additional procedures. Day case means you are admitted to hospital for a planned surgical procedure, returning home on the same day. Speciality services that would be delivered include General Surgery, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pain Management, Plastic Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery.
There are a number of different options being considered in regard to how we develop a Day Case Unit and we want to hear your views.
The options are:
- Remodel the existing Hinckley and District Hospital to provide appropriate accommodation for the day case service in part of the building.
- Build a standalone Day Case Unit on the existing Hinckley and District Hospital site
- Co-locate (bring together) a Day Case Unit with the CDC on the Hinckley and District Hospital site.
- Move the Adults Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Children’s Therapy facilities from a portacabin on the Mount Road site into refurbished space within the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s Hinckley Hub on Rugby Road, Hinckley. While the new home for this service is made ready, it would be necessary to find a temporary home for them. (Physiotherapy helps to restore movement.)
- Undertake some renovation of Hinckley Health Centre including improving paint work.
- Ensure that we can fund community services in Hinckley for a long period of time.We do have one option that we prefer more than the others for creating a Day Case Unit. That is to co-locate a Day Case Unit with the CDC. This option, whilst logistically difficult, would ensure more services in modern, fit for purpose buildings that would meet the needs of a growing and ageing population. But we want to hear what you think.
Depending on the outcome of this engagement, either the entire Hinckley and District Hospital or an element of it may be demolished. The site left after demolishment would be used to provide additional car parking for both the CDC and Day Case Unit.
We have listened to what people have told us about their experiences of services and what matters to them. The feedback has helped us to develop these proposals.
How are the improvements being funded?
We have attracted national money to fund these proposals. We were successful in gaining government investment to build a new CDC. We are just one of 40 health systems in England to do this. The total capital cost (this is the term given to one-time expenses which could be for buying land, buildings or, as in our case constructing a building) we have attracted specifically for a CDC in Hinckley is approximately £14.5 million.
This money is in addition to £7.35 million of funding that was allocated to us by NHS England in 2018, which will specifically fund the Day Case Service.
Complete the questionnaire here
This engagement will start on Monday 23 January 2023 and end on Wednesday 8 March 2023. We want you to have your say by telling us what you think of the proposals to improve local services for you, your family and future generations.
Come along to one of our public face-to-face or online events detailed in our engagement events section below
- Download and print a paper copy of the questionnaire to return by post by clicking here
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Leicester LE3 8TB
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Clicking on button above will open a full calendar of events, including 27 events hosted by the RCC (Rural Community Council).
Unless stated otherwise, all events will be drop-in events, where you can turn up at anytime (between the hours specified) to ask questions or receive support to complete the survey.
In addition to the events detailed in the calendar, we have been invited to speak to various forums, including the Hinckley and Bosworth Voice Forum and Green Towers Hinckley Club 4 Young People.
The table below is just a snapshot of upcoming events. Please open the calendar to see a full list.
Venue Date and time (2023) Event hosted by Type of event Britannia Shopping CentreCastle Street, HinckleyLE10 1DA Monday 6th February 10am – 3pm The RCC (Rural Community Council) Information stand and support to complete the questionnaire The Atkins BuildingLower Bond St, HinckleyLE10 1QU Thursday 9th February
2pm – 4pm
NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Presentation, plus a questions and answers (Q&A) session Britannia Shopping CentreCastle Street, HinckleyLE10 1DA Friday 10th February
10am – 3pm
The RCC (Rural Community Council) Information stand and support to complete the questionnaire Online meeting via Zoom
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Monday 13th February
6pm – 7pm
NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Online presentation, plus a questions and answers (Q&A) session Botcheston Village HallMain Street, BotchestonLE9 9FQ Wednesday 15th February
2pm – 4pm
NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland A drop-in session to answer questions and help people complete the questionnaire The Stute (Earl Shilton Social Institute)12 Station Road, Earl ShiltonLE9 7GA Thursday 16th February6pm – 8pm NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland A drop-in session to answer questions and help people complete the questionnaire Meadows Community Centre7 The Meadows, off Woodland Avenue, BurbageLE10 2BT Friday 24th February
2pm – 4pm
NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland A drop-in session to answer questions and help people complete the questionnaire Online meeting via Zoom
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Tuesday 28th February
10am – 11am
NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Online presentation, plus a questions and answers (Q&A) session Market Bosworth Parish HallPark Street, Market BosworthCV13 0LL Thursday 28th February
6pm – 8pm
NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland A drop-in session to answer questions and help people complete the questionnaire
What happens next?
After the engagement comes to an end on Wednesday 8 March 2023, all of the feedback people have provided will be independently analysed and evaluated. A report of findings will then be produced and presented to the Integrated Care Board during a public meeting.
The report will be carefully considered to inform any decisions that the ICB make.
The details of the meeting will be published on this website in due course. If you wish to attend, you will need to register in advance.
We will also publish the report on this website and communicate further information about the outcome of the engagement, including the improvements that will be made.