Date: 08 Dec 2016 -
14:00 to 16:00
Location: Community House, 311, Fore St, Edmonton, London, N9 0PZ
Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (ECCG) want to hear your views about their proposed changes to the Paediatric Assessment Unit at Chase Farm Hospital
This is a consultation meeting to discuss the proposed changes
The Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) at Chase Farm Hospital is open from 9am-9pm, every day. The service is led by a Paediatric Consultant supported by nurses and is co-located with the Urgent Care Centre. It sees and treats children between 0-18 years old who have minor illnesses, injuries or a worsening long-term condition like asthma. The PAU is not a self-referral unit. 94% of children attending the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) are managed within the UCC, with very few children referred into the PAU. Access to the PAU is usually through a patient’s GP who requests a referral to the service or via a clinician at another service, such as the Urgent Care Centre. The PAU also provides telephone advice to local GPs.
This consultation document proposes changes to the way that the care for children is currently delivered at the Chase Farm Hospital site. It proposes closing the PAU at the Chase Farm site and introducing a different model of care which will deliver better care for children.
ECCG would like to hear your views on their proposal to decommission (close) the current PAU service.
- Children with urgent care needs would still be seen and managed within the Urgent Care Centre;
- Some children may require a transfer to Barnet Hospital or North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust for more specific paediatric care and those transfers will continue as they do now;
- However there will be some children who would benefit from seeing a paediatrician but will not have immediate needs. Those children will therefore be given access to an urgent outpatient appointment within two weeks.
ECCG would particularly like to hear from those affected by the proposals, but everyone’s views are welcome as this consultation affects the way the CCG spends public money on healthcare.
More information can be found on the ECCG website