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Annex 1: Note of visit to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, 21 March 2016

Presentation by Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Sir David Dalton provided the Committee with a presentation about Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (see slides published on the Committee’s website). He also expressed the following views in response to questions from the Committee:

Tour of Emergency Village

The Committee was shown around the ‘Emergency Village’ which brings together the Trusts A&E department together with the adjacent emergency assessment unit (EAU). The ward is designed to accommodate early assessment and diagnostic, with a multidisciplinary approach to planning patient discharge from hospital. The Committee was shown the following features:

The Committee spoke to an Advanced Practitioner – a trained nurse with a master’s qualification that allows them to assess patients in a specialised field in a similar way to a qualified doctor.

Tour of Neurosciences Centre

The Committee visited Salford Royal’s Neurosciences Centre, which is already the recognised tertiary centre covering patients within Greater Manchester for Neurosurgery, Neurology, hyper acute and acute Neurorehabilitation, Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Complex Spinal Surgery. The Unit also provides Hyper acute stroke services 24/7 on behalf of Greater Manchester, supported by two other trusts which provide hyper acute access between 7am and 11pm only.

The Trust expects that the Greater Manchester Combined Authority will continue to recognise SRFT’s unit as the established Neurosciences centre for Greater Manchester (and a catchment beyond Greater Manchester for many specialist neuroscience sub-specialties). The unit has an excellent reputation for high performance, excellent quality outcomes and innovation, and the Trust expects full support from GMCA in continuing to develop these services in the years ahead.

The GMCA has not affected the planning of Neurosciences up to this point. However, going forward the Trust will be looking towards GMCA to support further service reconfiguration for service areas such as Neurorehabilitation and stroke services, with the aim of ensuring that it can continue to improve equity of access and the standardisation of high quality care for the population of Greater Manchester.

Tour of hospital wards

The Committee were divided into three groups and shown the following three wards by the ward matron:

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