My Positive Plan for Health aims to strengthen the connection between our local hospitals and care facilities, to help relieve pressure elsewhere and enhance access to vital treatment. We are seeking to join up key health services throughout South Gloucestershire, with Thornbury receiving investment and support to coincide with and accompany the campaigns already gathering speed at the Yate Minor Injuries and Frenchay "Centre of Excellence".
There will be three key upgraded parts of the health picture in South Gloucestershire; Yate, which has the already updated MIU walk in centre, Thornbury, which will focus on primary care, outpatient, preventative care, and a redeveloped Frenchay site, which would focus on rehabilitation. These three local hospitals/health centres would take pressure off Southmead and allow care closer to home, in the South Gloucestershire community.
Please see below for the key updates on our Positive Plan for Health:
1) Secured a 7 day a week service, longer opening hours, and better access for x-ray services at the Yate Minor Injuries, as part of a range of measures to develop and enhance local urgent care services being introduced.
2) Raised concerns with the Secretary of State for Health, making clear our community's demands for improved health services in South Gloucestershire, including the redevelopment of Thornbury Health Centre and new services at Frenchay.
3) Our plans for brand new healthcare facilities in Thornbury are set to take another major step forward with the announcement that South Gloucestershire Council will purchase the Thornbury Hospital site. In a landmark agreement with North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT), South Gloucestershire Council would secure the land to further advance long-term proposals to deliver improved GP primary care, outpatient and social care services for the town.
This follows a £13.3million bid to Government in December for the redevelopment of the site. This would also provide a new home for the town’s local GP practices, enhanced mental health support, social care and NHS beds and a proactive ‘frailty hub’ which would focus on the elderly community receiving care in their own homes. Redeveloping Thornbury health centre is a key part of our Positive Plan for Health. It will mean our community can access the care they need closer to home, including more outpatient and GP services, mental health support and extra care housing.
4) We are continuing to make progress with our campaign to secure a return of health services to Frenchay, having previously helped to ensure the land remained earmarked for this use: https://www.lukehall.org.uk/news/north-bristol-nhs-trust-rows-back-frenchay-housing-plans-following-intervention-local-mps
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