Public finally set for say on hospital review?

Kidderminster Shuttle: Designed for the future: Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre have been praised.

7:00am Monday 30th June 2014

A PUBLIC consultation on the future of Worcestershire's hospitals - including Kidderminster's - could take place in the autumn.

Work remains on county hospitals plan

Kidderminster Shuttle: Designed for the future: Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre have been praised.

7:00am Saturday 17th May 2014

A LOT of work remains to be done on a project to re-shape Worcestershire's hospital services, although the majority of changes will not affect Kidderminster, a health boss has said.

Feedback deadline extended for comment on urgent care plans

Kidderminster Shuttle: Moving forward: Dr Simon Rumley has taken over as chairman of Wyre Forest CCG.

7:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

THE deadline for responses to proposals to overhaul urgent care services in Worcestershire has been extended after there were concerns people were not given enough time to consider plans.

Kidderminster Hospital campaigners still cautious over review plans

Kidderminster Shuttle: Designed for the future: Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre have been praised.

6:30am Thursday 23rd January 2014

SERVICES at Kidderminster Hospital are safe for now but health chiefs behind a new report into county care admit they do not know if their plans would save enough money.

'New bill could threaten Kidderminster Hospital in future' says campaigner

Kidderminster Shuttle: Designed for the future: Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre have been praised.

7:00am Thursday 2nd January 2014

A MEMBER of the group set up to fight threats to services at Kidderminster Hospital has warned a new bill could make it easier for health leaders to shut the facility in the future.

Hospital review findings due

Kidderminster Shuttle: Designed for the future: Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre have been praised.

8:38am Monday 30th December 2013

AN INDEPENDENT panel of health experts from across Britain have confirmed they will issues their report into future hospital services in Worcestershire, including Kidderminster, this month.

Worcestershire hospital review document published

Kidderminster Shuttle: Designed for the future: Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre have been praised.

6:30am Monday 18th November 2013

PATIENTS and residents in Wyre Forest are being encouraged to have their say on a document outlining progress made in an ongoing review of Worcestershire’s acute hospital services.

Health panel to carry out next stage of county hospital review

Kidderminster Shuttle: Designed for the future: Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre have been praised.

7:00am Monday 16th September 2013

AN INDEPENDENT review panel will be established to carry out the next stage of a review into the future of acute hospital care in Worcestershire - including Kidderminster Hospital.

Wyre Forest CCG takes on hospital review

7:00am Monday 26th August 2013

WYRE Forest’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is one of the four NHS organisations in Worcestershire to have taken on a review into the future of acute hospital care in the county.

Fresh concerns over Worcestershire hospital cuts

7:40am Friday 29th March 2013

A FORMER Wyre Forest doctor says plans which could see Worcestershire community hospital beds closed could have a knockon effect at Kidderminster Hospital and other already- strained acute hospitals.

No threat to Kidderminster as county A&Es face shake up

Kidderminster Shuttle: Under threat: Kidderminster Hospital could be closed under options being considered by NHS Worcestershire. Buy this photo 251269L.

9:19am Wednesday 27th February 2013

KIDDERMINSTER Hospital is unlikely to suffer from any downgrading as Worcestershire’s health review concentrates on a shake up of A&E services across the county.

Fears over trust’s financial future

7:30am Friday 1st February 2013

THERE are fresh concerns over the financial future of Kidderminster Hospital after it was revealed services at another Worcestershire hospital could be taken on by a Birmingham NHS trust.

'State of the art' Kidderminster Hospital praised

Kidderminster Shuttle: Designed for the future: Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre have been praised.

7:40am Thursday 20th December 2012

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to retain services at Kidderminster Hospital have received a boost after the site was given a ringing endorsement by a clinical planning expert.

Hospital consultation pushed back to summer 2013

9:33am Wednesday 19th December 2012

HEALTH chiefs in Worcestershire have delayed a public consultation on its review of county hospital services for a third time - saying it is now likely to take place next summer .

NHS trust reveals improved financial position for county hospitals

3:00pm Wednesday 31st October 2012

THE financial position of Worcestershire’s hospitals has improved according to the county’s NHS.

Hospital announcement 'good news' for Kidderminster says MP

Kidderminster Shuttle: Under threat: Kidderminster Hospital could be closed under options being considered by NHS Worcestershire. Buy this photo 251269L.

2:51pm Thursday 11th October 2012

HOPES Kidderminster Hospital will not lose any services as part of a major review have been boosted in a statement from NHS Worcestershire.

Kidderminster Hospital petition handed to health bosses

Kidderminster Shuttle: 'Protect our hospital': Members of the Kidderminster Hospital Alliance hand the petition to Eamonn Kelly.

11:25am Wednesday 10th October 2012

REPRESENTATIVES of the group fighting to prevent further downgrading or closure of Kidderminster Hospital have presented a 13,000-strong petition to NHS Worcestershire.

'Delay on hospital decision shows trust is listening' - Dr Taylor

3:00pm Thursday 13th September 2012

WYRE Forest’s former MP has praised Worcestershire’s NHS for taking more time to consider a detailed list of potential options for the county’s hospitals.

Hospital delay 'frustrating' but 'good news' says Wyre Forest MP

12:53pm Thursday 13th September 2012

THE decision of health bosses to delay a decision on the future of Worcestershire’s hospitals is “frustrating” but “should not be viewed as negative”, according to Wyre Forest’s MP.

Worcestershire health bosses delay hospital decision

Kidderminster Shuttle: Under threat: Kidderminster Hospital could be closed under options being considered by NHS Worcestershire. Buy this photo 251269L.

8:54pm Wednesday 12th September 2012

HEALTH bosses have delayed releasing a shortlist of more detailed options for the future of Worcestershire’s hospital services, saying more work needs to be done.

D-day for NHS Worcestershire hospital plans expected tomorrow

4:44pm Wednesday 12th September 2012

Kidderminster Hospital Alliance will “step up” its campaign if shortlisted models expected to be released tomorrow by NHS Worcestershire’s joint services review continue to threaten the site with further downgrading or closure.

Kidderminster Hospital fight backed by 11,000

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7:10am Thursday 6th September 2012

THE petition to save the Kidderminster Hospital has collected more than 11,000 signatures as the county’s NHS prepares for the next stage of its review.

Hospital review bosses deny dropping public meetings

2:57pm Friday 17th August 2012

HEALTH bosses have denied NHS Worcestershire’s joint services review “broke promises” and dropped plans for a second round of public engagement events.

Hospital alliance petition continues to grow

Kidderminster Shuttle: Growing interest: Michael Wrench collecting signatures for the Kidderminster Hospital Alliance's petition outside the town hall.

8:00am Sunday 12th August 2012

MORE than 1,500 people have added their signatures to the Kidderminster Hospital Alliance’s petition.

Nearly 900 sign hospital petition in Bewdley

12:48pm Monday 6th August 2012

NEARLY 900 signatures have been added to the petition to save Kidderminster Hospital after a campaign group visited Bewdley.

Hospital campaign group collects further 800 signatures in Stourport

8:00am Saturday 4th August 2012

A CAMPAIGN to save Kidderminster Hospital from further downgrading or closure has added another 800 signatures.

People agree changes need to be made - hospital trust

5:07pm Tuesday 31st July 2012

WORCESTERSHIRE’S NHS is claiming public meetings have persuaded people that changes need to made to the way healthcare is provided in the county.

Hospital petition collects more than 2,000 signatures

1:26pm Monday 30th July 2012

THE campaign to protect Kidderminster Hospital from further downgrading or closure received more than 2,000 signatures in four hours at a public awareness event.

Hospital fighters meet NHS board members

7:50am Sunday 29th July 2012

MEMBERS of groups fighting to save Kidderminster Hospital from further downgrading or closure have met with NHS board members.

Hundreds sign petition to save Kidderminster Hospital

Kidderminster Shuttle: All together: Representatives of elected and non-elected political parties come together in Kidderminster.

2:28pm Saturday 28th July 2012

HUNDREDS of people have signed up to a petition to protect service at Kidderminster Hospital from further downgrading or closure.

Kidderminster Hospital Alliance launches petition

Kidderminster Shuttle: All together: Members of the Kidderminster Hospital Alliance and Diabetes UK Wyre Forest with Mark Garnier MP holding petitions outside Kidderminster Hospital.

7:40am Thursday 26th July 2012

ORGANISERS of a group campaigning to stop services at Kidderminster Hospital from being downgraded or closed are encouraging residents to get involved.

Hundreds take part in first stage of NHS joint services review

9:30am Saturday 14th July 2012

ABOUT 400 people around Worcestershire have attended public discussion events for the NHS’s joint services review.

Protest group to fight for Kidderminster Hospital

Kidderminster Shuttle: Under threat: Kidderminster Hospital could be closed under options being considered by NHS Worcestershire. Buy this photo 251269L.

7:20am Thursday 12th July 2012

Kidderminster Hospital could be “fire fighting” if people leave it too late to come together and fight plans that could see it closed, according to political leaders.

Health review: Independence is key issue

6:10am Wednesday 11th July 2012

WE are all very worried by the models for change in the Acute Hospitals Trust’s paper issued during the current engagement process of the Joint Services Review prior to formal consultation.

Worcestershire Royal's PFI 'skewing' financial decisions - MP

7:30am Friday 6th July 2012

AN investigation by The Shuttle into the cost of providing a new hospital in Worcester in 2002 has shown it is contributing significantly to the financial plight of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Hospital proposals 'asking for trouble' - Dr Taylor

7:30am Thursday 5th July 2012

WYRE Forest’s former MP, who battled to save Kidderminster Hospital from downgrading in 2000, has criticised NHS Worcestershire’s joint services review over language used in its documentation.

Places still available for extra health meeting in Kidderminster

10:36am Monday 2nd July 2012

PLACES are still available for tomorrow’s extra NHS Worcestershire joint services review pubic meeting in Kidderminster.

Model for 'no change' to hospital services 'not viable' - clinician

7:40am Monday 2nd July 2012

TWO of the six potential models for the future of Worcestershire’s hospital services being considered by the NHS’s joint services review would be “unsustainable” according to clinicians.

Health review leaders urge public to 'stick with process'

Kidderminster Shuttle: Public engagement: NHS joint services review leaders address the public at Kidderminster Town Hall.

5:23pm Saturday 30th June 2012

LEADERS of the review which could see a major overhaul of Worcestershire’s hospital services have urged the public to “stick with” the process.

Health review public meeting underway in Kidderminster

11:29am Saturday 30th June 2012

THE NHS joint service review's public engagement meeting is underway in Kidderminster.

Labour calls for all-party involvement in MP's hospital talks

8:30am Saturday 30th June 2012

WYRE Forest’s Labour Party has called on MP Mark Garnier to include all political parties, not just elected representatives, in talks on saving Kidderminster Hospital.

Health review public consultation period pushed back

3:16pm Wednesday 27th June 2012

“STRONG” public interest has prompted NHS Worcestershire to push the public consultation period of its joint services review back by a month.

Parties ready to unite for Kidderminster Hospital fight

4:16pm Wednesday 27th June 2012

WYRE Forest’s political leaders will call on Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to protect services at Kidderminster Hospital.

Wyre Forest GPs urged to join battle for services

7:40am Friday 22nd June 2012

WYRE Forest GPs have been urged to back the campaign to save Kidderminster Hospital from further downgrading or closure.

Extra hospital public meeting added for Kidderminster

3:35pm Thursday 21st June 2012

AN EXTRA public event will be put on in Kidderminster by Worcestershire’s NHS to discuss the joint services review.

Parties accuse each other of politicising hospital campaign

2:00pm Thursday 21st June 2012

LABOUR and Conservative Wyre Forest district councillors have accused each other of politicising the campaign to save Kidderminster Hospital.

MP rallying opposition to hospital plans

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9:47am Thursday 21st June 2012

THE fight to save Kidderminster Hospital is heating up with Wyre Forest’s MP rallying the district’s political parties to unite in opposition to proposed options which could see it face further downgrading or closure.

Hospital review event in Kidderminster 'full'

5:00pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

A COMMUNITY event being held by Worcestershire’s NHS to discuss the joint services review in Kidderminster is “full”.

Independent councillor warns against hospital 'battle with Redditch'

1:09pm Tuesday 19th June 2012

INDEPENDENT councillor Helen Dyke has warned Wyre Forest residents not get drawn into a “battle with Redditch” while fighting to save Kidderminster Hospital.

'Fight' to retain hospital services - ICHC leader

11:38am Tuesday 19th June 2012

INDEPENDENT Community and Health Concern’s leader says Kidderminster residents have a “fight on their hands” to save the town’s hospital.



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