Trust Response to MEN article about NMGH
A spokesman for The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said:
“We are proud of the progress we have made over the last 12 months in working with the City Council and our NHS commissioners in developing truly integrated care services across the north part of the city of Manchester.
“We are working hard to ensure that we engage with council colleagues and other members of the Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board to ensure local health and social care services are provided jointly and further developed to meet the needs of the people of Manchester. Importantly, the services we have developed with the council are benefiting patients. We want to progress this.
“Our Chief Executive has made clear to our staff that patient pathways and models of care need to change as part of our clinical service transformation plans and more recently as part of our commitment to work with University Hospitals of South Manchester and Central Manchester FT to support an independent review on exploring a single hospital model for the city of Manchester. This review is important to enable Pennine Acute Trust to look both inwards towards the city and outwards towards Bury, Rochdale and Oldham to ensure we provide the best range and access to quality of services for all of the communities we serve.
“Our staff at North Manchester General are dedicated and committed, and continue to work incredibly hard to put our patients first and at the heart of everything we do.”