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Plans to change services at Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals
Currently the Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is spread across two sites; Arrowe Park in Upton and Clatterbridge near Bebington.
The hospital trust have outlined three proposals to staff and patients on how they want to change the current set up with services moving between the sites to make things more cost effective and better for the patients.
None of the proposals involve closing either hospital, and although changes may result in savings, the Chief Executive Len Richards told Heart that it isn't about cutting costs: "the level of investment needed to develop the proposals would be between £12.8 million and £28 million.
“We want our patients to have a positive experience of our hospitals, which means we need to have the right services in the right place so that we can provide high quality treatment in the right way - and at the right time. We also need to provide services in a safe, comfortable environment that is fit for purpose and enables our patients to maintain their privacy and dignity.
“All the options that we are proposing will strengthen the future for Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals and put them in the strongest possible position to meet the needs and wishes of our patients both now and in the years to come.”
You can see the plans by clicking the link on the right of this page.
The plans to not effect the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology which is operated by a different trust.