Beverley and area (updated)

Beverley and surrounding area information 

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This page provides information about the current urgent care services in Beverley and the surrounding area and what the Governing Body decisions will mean.

Urgent Treatment Centres

*****Open from 4 April 2018 - click here for more details ***** 

Introducing an Urgent Treatment Centre
The Beverley population will have an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) in Beverley that will be open for 16 hours a day 7 days a week; this is an improved service both in respect of hours of availability (an increase of 8 hours a day Monday-Friday and an increase of 7 hours on Saturday-Sunday) and the range of clinical services and interventions that will be available. This will replace the existing Minor Injury Unit.

People with urgent care needs will be encouraged to ‘talk before they walk’ by accessing advice services first through NHS111. Clinical advice will be available via the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) clinical advisory service.

Click here to view information which has been developed to encapsulate what people told the CCG about the proposed options for changes to MIUs during the urgent care consultation for Beverley. The CCG has looked at the evidence in respect of what was said and has identified what possible responses they should consider.

Key facts about the existing Beverley Minor Injury Unit
The purpose of a Minor Injury Unit is to treat people who have an urgent, unplanned need.  It is not for conditions that need immediate medical attention to save a life or to prevent permanent damage to health.

Opening times: 
09:00 – 17:00 / Mon – Fri
09:00 – 18:00 / Weekends & BH

X-ray Opening times: 
09:00 – 17:00 / Mon – Fri
09:00 – 18:00 / Weekends & BH

Symptoms Treated:

  • Sprains, strains and broken bones (limbs only)
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Cuts including those needing stitching;
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Minor head injuries
Led by:
Emergency Care Practitioner
Restrictions: Cannot see under 1s
Attendances in 15/16: 13,063
A breakdown of activity is below

Month by Month Activity levels 15/16:
All activity
East Riding residents only

East Riding Community Hospital MIU graph

Our analysis shows that, in most cases, the 'subsequent' attendances do not appear to be for an urgent, unplanned need.

Improving wrap around patient care

Creating an Integrated Community and Rehabilitation Centre
We have identified that the East Riding of Yorkshire requires a much more flexible and responsive future community bed model that is expanded to include improved intensive rehabilitation, Time to Think beds and a Home First approach.  

The decision made by the governing body is to:

Create an integrated community and intensive rehabilitation centre in a single location, at East Riding Community Hospital in Beverley supported by 15 Time to Think Beds. Together with the following actions:

i. The location of time to think beds at Bridlington and South Holderness specifically
ii. The availability of an additional 10 time to think beds during the transition period
iii. Partnership working with East Riding of Yorkshire Council in respect of care home capacity and transport options
iv. The review of palliative care services to ensure the provision of service that meets the needs of individuals.

This model of care will provide intensive rehabilitation and support for people with more complex nursing needs and will also provide Time to Think Beds to support earlier discharge from acute hospital care. Time to Think Beds will be based in residential homes and be used by people who are medically fit, whilst they are waiting for complex care packages to be put into place to allow them to return home.

Key facts about the existing community beds at Beverley
We currently have 54 community beds located across the East Riding, 30 of these are located at the East Riding Community Hospital in Beverley.  A community bed costs around £350 per day whether it is used or left empty. The beds in Beverley are a mixture of: 

  • Sub-acute beds (including stroke & palliative care)
  • Rehabilitation beds
  • Step up and Step down

The average bed occupancy rate in 2015/16 for Beverley was 94.4%.  

We have done a bed audit across the East Riding on the current use of community beds and this has told us that less than 25% of the patients actually needed medical or nursing input and a further 50% of patients would experience better quality of care by being offered nursing and therapy care at their own home (which may be a care home).