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The draft reports of public feedback gained during the recent NHS consultation led by NHS Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board about proposals for changes to some local community hospital services, has been published.

The feedback from participants has been independently analysed from information gathered during public events, on our Virtual Views engagement platform, from surveys, focus groups and other submissions.

Register for the on-line feedback event

An on-line feedback session has been organised to take place on 18th July at 6.30pm, where people can hear directly from the independent analysts who drafted the report. Participants who register will receive a link to the webinar on the day.

Register to take part in the on-line feedback session


Read the draft public consultation feedback report


People who gave feedback are invited to review the reports to make sure it accurately reflects the feedback they provided during the consultation. Feedback should be provided to NHSConsultation@WeAreStand.co.uk or by writing to Stand, Enterprise House, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT, by 31 July 2024.


Read the draft report of the public consultation hearing

The public consultation hearings sessions were special events where groups or individuals presented directly to NHS leaders on the issues they thought were important and should be included in the consultation.

People who took part in these events are being contacted directly and invited to check that the public consultation hearing report accurately reflects their presentation at the hearings.


Next steps

The published reports providing the feedback from the public consultation will be presented to the Mid and South Essex ICB Board at their Board meeting, on 11 July 2024. No decisions about the proposals in the public consultation will be made at this meeting.

We have continued to have considerable interest in attendance for our ICB Public Board meeting, which is due to take place tomorrow (Thursday 11 July). As a result of venue capacity, we have arranged for this meeting to be livestreamed to allow as many members of the public to attend as possible.

A link to the livestream can be found below, this will also be shared on our social media and ICB website.

Link to live stream of ICB Board meeting - Thursday 11 July at 2pm

As a reminder, the meeting is being held ‘in public’ and is not a public meeting. Members of the public are therefore invited to attend and listen to discussions to allow transparent governance and decision-making, whilst not hindering the Board’s ability to conduct business.

There is an item early in the agenda for the Chair of the meeting to respond to questions raised by members of the public that have been submitted in advance of the meeting (submitted before 12pm on 9 July 2024). There will be no opportunity to ask questions on the day or for members of the public to comment during the meeting. Questions submitted outside of this time will be responded to after the Board meeting.

The feedback received during the consultation will be used to inform the decision-making process, which will be presented at an extraordinary Mid and South Essex ICB Board meeting.  This meeting is scheduled to take place as a meeting in public on 30 September 2024. Further information about this meeting will be available on the NHS Mid and South Essex website in due course. At this meeting, all feedback and evidence will be given careful consideration as part of the decision-making process.

If you wish to stay informed please click the 'stay informed' button on this page and subscribe for project updates.

The NHS across mid and south Essex is committed to ensuring that local healthcare services meet the needs of our community now and in the future.




Public consultation about proposed changes to local community hospital services

We held a public consultation so that local people could give their views on potential changes to:

  • the locations where we provide some of our inpatient services for community hospital intermediate care and stroke rehabilitation, and freestanding midwife-led birthing services; and
  • the possibility of moving all other patient services at St Peter’s Hospital, Maldon to other locations, mostly in and around Maldon.

The proposals were developed by local clinical leaders and other health experts. They have taken into consideration a number of factors to ensure we improve healthcare services in the area.

You can find out more details about the proposals in our consultation document which provides an overview of the more technical Pre-Consultation Business Case.

We have also developed a range of documents to help people understand the proposals which are available in the documents section to the right of this webpage.

All feedback will be collated and independently analysed. A draft report of the findings will be published so people can see what has been said during the consultation.


Dates of consultation

The public consultation ran from 25 January to 11 April 2024. A number of public events were held for people to learn more about the proposals for change, and share their views with us.


Public consultation hearing event

A public consultation hearing was held so that interested individuals, interest groups, stakeholders and organisations could talk directly to local NHS leaders about the public consultation proposals. It was held on Tuesday 19 March 2024, but you can find a recording from the hearing below:


Thank you to everyone who took the time to present evidence.




UPDATE: Online public consultation hearing

We held a further public consultation hearing online on Thursday 4 April between 6pm and 7.40pm so that further evidence could be presented to a panel of NHS experts.

Here's the video recording of the additional public consultation hearing. A huge thank you to the presenters for their time and flexibility in helping us to make this event happen and for the evidence they presented. And thank you for the patience of everyone who was waiting to view this session online, we're sorry technical problems prevented us from streaming the event.

Voluntary and community sector groups

Voluntary and community sector groups ran events and focus groups for service users and carers most likely to be impacted by any proposed changes.

Keep up to date

Findings from feedback giving to us during the consultation will be published as a report in the coming months. We will share the report once it is available. You can keep up to date with our proposals and our other work by following us on social media:

The draft reports of public feedback gained during the recent NHS consultation led by NHS Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board about proposals for changes to some local community hospital services, has been published.

The feedback from participants has been independently analysed from information gathered during public events, on our Virtual Views engagement platform, from surveys, focus groups and other submissions.

Register for the on-line feedback event

An on-line feedback session has been organised to take place on 18th July at 6.30pm, where people can hear directly from the independent analysts who drafted the report. Participants who register will receive a link to the webinar on the day.

Register to take part in the on-line feedback session


Read the draft public consultation feedback report


People who gave feedback are invited to review the reports to make sure it accurately reflects the feedback they provided during the consultation. Feedback should be provided to NHSConsultation@WeAreStand.co.uk or by writing to Stand, Enterprise House, Barnard Castle DL12 8XT, by 31 July 2024.


Read the draft report of the public consultation hearing

The public consultation hearings sessions were special events where groups or individuals presented directly to NHS leaders on the issues they thought were important and should be included in the consultation.

People who took part in these events are being contacted directly and invited to check that the public consultation hearing report accurately reflects their presentation at the hearings.


Next steps

The published reports providing the feedback from the public consultation will be presented to the Mid and South Essex ICB Board at their Board meeting, on 11 July 2024. No decisions about the proposals in the public consultation will be made at this meeting.

We have continued to have considerable interest in attendance for our ICB Public Board meeting, which is due to take place tomorrow (Thursday 11 July). As a result of venue capacity, we have arranged for this meeting to be livestreamed to allow as many members of the public to attend as possible.

A link to the livestream can be found below, this will also be shared on our social media and ICB website.

Link to live stream of ICB Board meeting - Thursday 11 July at 2pm

As a reminder, the meeting is being held ‘in public’ and is not a public meeting. Members of the public are therefore invited to attend and listen to discussions to allow transparent governance and decision-making, whilst not hindering the Board’s ability to conduct business.

There is an item early in the agenda for the Chair of the meeting to respond to questions raised by members of the public that have been submitted in advance of the meeting (submitted before 12pm on 9 July 2024). There will be no opportunity to ask questions on the day or for members of the public to comment during the meeting. Questions submitted outside of this time will be responded to after the Board meeting.

The feedback received during the consultation will be used to inform the decision-making process, which will be presented at an extraordinary Mid and South Essex ICB Board meeting.  This meeting is scheduled to take place as a meeting in public on 30 September 2024. Further information about this meeting will be available on the NHS Mid and South Essex website in due course. At this meeting, all feedback and evidence will be given careful consideration as part of the decision-making process.

If you wish to stay informed please click the 'stay informed' button on this page and subscribe for project updates.

The NHS across mid and south Essex is committed to ensuring that local healthcare services meet the needs of our community now and in the future.




Public consultation about proposed changes to local community hospital services

We held a public consultation so that local people could give their views on potential changes to:

  • the locations where we provide some of our inpatient services for community hospital intermediate care and stroke rehabilitation, and freestanding midwife-led birthing services; and
  • the possibility of moving all other patient services at St Peter’s Hospital, Maldon to other locations, mostly in and around Maldon.

The proposals were developed by local clinical leaders and other health experts. They have taken into consideration a number of factors to ensure we improve healthcare services in the area.

You can find out more details about the proposals in our consultation document which provides an overview of the more technical Pre-Consultation Business Case.

We have also developed a range of documents to help people understand the proposals which are available in the documents section to the right of this webpage.

All feedback will be collated and independently analysed. A draft report of the findings will be published so people can see what has been said during the consultation.


Dates of consultation

The public consultation ran from 25 January to 11 April 2024. A number of public events were held for people to learn more about the proposals for change, and share their views with us.


Public consultation hearing event

A public consultation hearing was held so that interested individuals, interest groups, stakeholders and organisations could talk directly to local NHS leaders about the public consultation proposals. It was held on Tuesday 19 March 2024, but you can find a recording from the hearing below:


Thank you to everyone who took the time to present evidence.




UPDATE: Online public consultation hearing

We held a further public consultation hearing online on Thursday 4 April between 6pm and 7.40pm so that further evidence could be presented to a panel of NHS experts.

Here's the video recording of the additional public consultation hearing. A huge thank you to the presenters for their time and flexibility in helping us to make this event happen and for the evidence they presented. And thank you for the patience of everyone who was waiting to view this session online, we're sorry technical problems prevented us from streaming the event.

Voluntary and community sector groups

Voluntary and community sector groups ran events and focus groups for service users and carers most likely to be impacted by any proposed changes.

Keep up to date

Findings from feedback giving to us during the consultation will be published as a report in the coming months. We will share the report once it is available. You can keep up to date with our proposals and our other work by following us on social media:

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

We appreciate the valuable feedback and inquiries we have received from our community throughout this consultation period. Please be advised that we are no longer accepting new questions on our proposals. However, we are naturally still accepting responses to our proposals up to the consultation closure deadline on 11th April at midnight. Following the closure of the consultation then we will thoroughly review and consider all input received before making any decisions. Thank you for your understanding and for your participation in this process.

  • Share Between the 13th March and 9th April you have answered 23 of my 37 questions. Will I get an answer to my 14 outstanding questions before 11th April so I can review the response and ask for any clarifications before the consultation closes? on Facebook Share Between the 13th March and 9th April you have answered 23 of my 37 questions. Will I get an answer to my 14 outstanding questions before 11th April so I can review the response and ask for any clarifications before the consultation closes? on Twitter Share Between the 13th March and 9th April you have answered 23 of my 37 questions. Will I get an answer to my 14 outstanding questions before 11th April so I can review the response and ask for any clarifications before the consultation closes? on Linkedin Email Between the 13th March and 9th April you have answered 23 of my 37 questions. Will I get an answer to my 14 outstanding questions before 11th April so I can review the response and ask for any clarifications before the consultation closes? link

    Between the 13th March and 9th April you have answered 23 of my 37 questions. Will I get an answer to my 14 outstanding questions before 11th April so I can review the response and ask for any clarifications before the consultation closes?

    Steve Rogers asked 3 months ago

    All questions have now been answered.

  • Share In response to my question below you state that under Option A there will be 3 neuro rehabilitation beds. Based on Dr Sweeting statements at the public meeting, and the hearing of 19th March, we are told the aim is to concentrate on creating acute centres where clinical excellence can be concentrated for better outcomes and this will also support better staff recruitment. Why are you suggesting Option A and the creation of a small 3 bed unit when there are acute centres for neuro rehabilitation which can provide more specialist care already, especially when currently stroke rehabilitation patients are being placed from MSE to Ely in Cambridgeshire? You asked: 'In the consultation document page 54 in Option A it states' Expands the options in the area for people who need some types of neuro-rehabilitation, reducing the need for some patients, carers, and relatives to travel out of the area of care'. Please provide the detail of what these options are. What types of neuro-rehabilitation will be cared for? How many beds will be available? Where will the beds be available?' Our response has now been posted on the site. Our response: The information regarding types of patients is detailed in Appendix 13 of the PCBC. If Option A is successful there will be up to 3 neuro rehabilitation beds available at Brentwood. If Option B is the preferred option there will be no neuro rehabilitation beds in the new model. on Facebook Share In response to my question below you state that under Option A there will be 3 neuro rehabilitation beds. Based on Dr Sweeting statements at the public meeting, and the hearing of 19th March, we are told the aim is to concentrate on creating acute centres where clinical excellence can be concentrated for better outcomes and this will also support better staff recruitment. Why are you suggesting Option A and the creation of a small 3 bed unit when there are acute centres for neuro rehabilitation which can provide more specialist care already, especially when currently stroke rehabilitation patients are being placed from MSE to Ely in Cambridgeshire? You asked: 'In the consultation document page 54 in Option A it states' Expands the options in the area for people who need some types of neuro-rehabilitation, reducing the need for some patients, carers, and relatives to travel out of the area of care'. Please provide the detail of what these options are. What types of neuro-rehabilitation will be cared for? How many beds will be available? Where will the beds be available?' Our response has now been posted on the site. Our response: The information regarding types of patients is detailed in Appendix 13 of the PCBC. If Option A is successful there will be up to 3 neuro rehabilitation beds available at Brentwood. If Option B is the preferred option there will be no neuro rehabilitation beds in the new model. on Twitter Share In response to my question below you state that under Option A there will be 3 neuro rehabilitation beds. Based on Dr Sweeting statements at the public meeting, and the hearing of 19th March, we are told the aim is to concentrate on creating acute centres where clinical excellence can be concentrated for better outcomes and this will also support better staff recruitment. Why are you suggesting Option A and the creation of a small 3 bed unit when there are acute centres for neuro rehabilitation which can provide more specialist care already, especially when currently stroke rehabilitation patients are being placed from MSE to Ely in Cambridgeshire? You asked: 'In the consultation document page 54 in Option A it states' Expands the options in the area for people who need some types of neuro-rehabilitation, reducing the need for some patients, carers, and relatives to travel out of the area of care'. Please provide the detail of what these options are. What types of neuro-rehabilitation will be cared for? How many beds will be available? Where will the beds be available?' Our response has now been posted on the site. Our response: The information regarding types of patients is detailed in Appendix 13 of the PCBC. If Option A is successful there will be up to 3 neuro rehabilitation beds available at Brentwood. If Option B is the preferred option there will be no neuro rehabilitation beds in the new model. on Linkedin Email In response to my question below you state that under Option A there will be 3 neuro rehabilitation beds. Based on Dr Sweeting statements at the public meeting, and the hearing of 19th March, we are told the aim is to concentrate on creating acute centres where clinical excellence can be concentrated for better outcomes and this will also support better staff recruitment. Why are you suggesting Option A and the creation of a small 3 bed unit when there are acute centres for neuro rehabilitation which can provide more specialist care already, especially when currently stroke rehabilitation patients are being placed from MSE to Ely in Cambridgeshire? You asked: 'In the consultation document page 54 in Option A it states' Expands the options in the area for people who need some types of neuro-rehabilitation, reducing the need for some patients, carers, and relatives to travel out of the area of care'. Please provide the detail of what these options are. What types of neuro-rehabilitation will be cared for? How many beds will be available? Where will the beds be available?' Our response has now been posted on the site. Our response: The information regarding types of patients is detailed in Appendix 13 of the PCBC. If Option A is successful there will be up to 3 neuro rehabilitation beds available at Brentwood. If Option B is the preferred option there will be no neuro rehabilitation beds in the new model. link

    In response to my question below you state that under Option A there will be 3 neuro rehabilitation beds. Based on Dr Sweeting statements at the public meeting, and the hearing of 19th March, we are told the aim is to concentrate on creating acute centres where clinical excellence can be concentrated for better outcomes and this will also support better staff recruitment. Why are you suggesting Option A and the creation of a small 3 bed unit when there are acute centres for neuro rehabilitation which can provide more specialist care already, especially when currently stroke rehabilitation patients are being placed from MSE to Ely in Cambridgeshire? You asked: 'In the consultation document page 54 in Option A it states' Expands the options in the area for people who need some types of neuro-rehabilitation, reducing the need for some patients, carers, and relatives to travel out of the area of care'. Please provide the detail of what these options are. What types of neuro-rehabilitation will be cared for? How many beds will be available? Where will the beds be available?' Our response has now been posted on the site. Our response: The information regarding types of patients is detailed in Appendix 13 of the PCBC. If Option A is successful there will be up to 3 neuro rehabilitation beds available at Brentwood. If Option B is the preferred option there will be no neuro rehabilitation beds in the new model.

    Steve Rogers asked 3 months ago

    Option A provides a total of 50 beds suitable for stroke rehabilitation across MSE.  Under this model, up to 3 of the 50 beds within the Brentwood Community Hospital stroke wards could be used to provide Level 3 neuro-rehabilitation for patients within MSE.

  • Share The online consultation document properties advise it was created on 22 March and modified on 5 April. What changes have been made to the online consultation document from the original printed version and when? on Facebook Share The online consultation document properties advise it was created on 22 March and modified on 5 April. What changes have been made to the online consultation document from the original printed version and when? on Twitter Share The online consultation document properties advise it was created on 22 March and modified on 5 April. What changes have been made to the online consultation document from the original printed version and when? on Linkedin Email The online consultation document properties advise it was created on 22 March and modified on 5 April. What changes have been made to the online consultation document from the original printed version and when? link

    The online consultation document properties advise it was created on 22 March and modified on 5 April. What changes have been made to the online consultation document from the original printed version and when?

    Tim Olley asked 3 months ago

    The only change made to the consultation document would have been a update to the closing date of the consultation of 11 April 2024.

  • Share Option A is proposing that more expensive services are provided from Brentwood. You have already explained to me that Brentwood as a PFI Hospital is more expensive and staff 5% more expensive. The PFI on Brentwood has a further 19 years to run. Please provide the the financial impact of Option A and Option B over 19 years rather than 11. Unfortunately your responses are slow and we only have 4 days until the end of the consultation so I will extrapolate your data. If the period of financial analysis is extended to 19 years Option A would cost approximately £350k more than current costs and Option B cost £24.5m less than current cost over a 19 year period. I am sure the ICB have already done this calculation. Therefore can the board explain how the £24.5m could be spent on St Peter's, a site already owned by the NHS with plenty of space for expansion / development, to provide addition stroke, intermediate or other rehabilitation beds which you have identified will be needed in 10 years time, and how the costs of running these beds long term will be considerably cheaper than Brentwood? on Facebook Share Option A is proposing that more expensive services are provided from Brentwood. You have already explained to me that Brentwood as a PFI Hospital is more expensive and staff 5% more expensive. The PFI on Brentwood has a further 19 years to run. Please provide the the financial impact of Option A and Option B over 19 years rather than 11. Unfortunately your responses are slow and we only have 4 days until the end of the consultation so I will extrapolate your data. If the period of financial analysis is extended to 19 years Option A would cost approximately £350k more than current costs and Option B cost £24.5m less than current cost over a 19 year period. I am sure the ICB have already done this calculation. Therefore can the board explain how the £24.5m could be spent on St Peter's, a site already owned by the NHS with plenty of space for expansion / development, to provide addition stroke, intermediate or other rehabilitation beds which you have identified will be needed in 10 years time, and how the costs of running these beds long term will be considerably cheaper than Brentwood? on Twitter Share Option A is proposing that more expensive services are provided from Brentwood. You have already explained to me that Brentwood as a PFI Hospital is more expensive and staff 5% more expensive. The PFI on Brentwood has a further 19 years to run. Please provide the the financial impact of Option A and Option B over 19 years rather than 11. Unfortunately your responses are slow and we only have 4 days until the end of the consultation so I will extrapolate your data. If the period of financial analysis is extended to 19 years Option A would cost approximately £350k more than current costs and Option B cost £24.5m less than current cost over a 19 year period. I am sure the ICB have already done this calculation. Therefore can the board explain how the £24.5m could be spent on St Peter's, a site already owned by the NHS with plenty of space for expansion / development, to provide addition stroke, intermediate or other rehabilitation beds which you have identified will be needed in 10 years time, and how the costs of running these beds long term will be considerably cheaper than Brentwood? on Linkedin Email Option A is proposing that more expensive services are provided from Brentwood. You have already explained to me that Brentwood as a PFI Hospital is more expensive and staff 5% more expensive. The PFI on Brentwood has a further 19 years to run. Please provide the the financial impact of Option A and Option B over 19 years rather than 11. Unfortunately your responses are slow and we only have 4 days until the end of the consultation so I will extrapolate your data. If the period of financial analysis is extended to 19 years Option A would cost approximately £350k more than current costs and Option B cost £24.5m less than current cost over a 19 year period. I am sure the ICB have already done this calculation. Therefore can the board explain how the £24.5m could be spent on St Peter's, a site already owned by the NHS with plenty of space for expansion / development, to provide addition stroke, intermediate or other rehabilitation beds which you have identified will be needed in 10 years time, and how the costs of running these beds long term will be considerably cheaper than Brentwood? link

    Option A is proposing that more expensive services are provided from Brentwood. You have already explained to me that Brentwood as a PFI Hospital is more expensive and staff 5% more expensive. The PFI on Brentwood has a further 19 years to run. Please provide the the financial impact of Option A and Option B over 19 years rather than 11. Unfortunately your responses are slow and we only have 4 days until the end of the consultation so I will extrapolate your data. If the period of financial analysis is extended to 19 years Option A would cost approximately £350k more than current costs and Option B cost £24.5m less than current cost over a 19 year period. I am sure the ICB have already done this calculation. Therefore can the board explain how the £24.5m could be spent on St Peter's, a site already owned by the NHS with plenty of space for expansion / development, to provide addition stroke, intermediate or other rehabilitation beds which you have identified will be needed in 10 years time, and how the costs of running these beds long term will be considerably cheaper than Brentwood?

    Steve Rogers asked 3 months ago

    The financial model developed for the PCBC was run for an 11 year period, based on guidance from NHS England.  Analysis over 19 years is therefore not available.  Given this, we are unable to validate the 19 year assessment of cost and associated assumptions included in this question.  


    To note, the PFI contract for Brentwood Community Hospital is due to expire in 2038.  


  • Share Where is the bus and coach station in Maldon as referred to in the Impact Assessment? on Facebook Share Where is the bus and coach station in Maldon as referred to in the Impact Assessment? on Twitter Share Where is the bus and coach station in Maldon as referred to in the Impact Assessment? on Linkedin Email Where is the bus and coach station in Maldon as referred to in the Impact Assessment? link

    Where is the bus and coach station in Maldon as referred to in the Impact Assessment?

    Tim Olley asked 3 months ago

    The reference to a bus and coach station was an error in the PCBC impact assessment,  however, there are number of bus stops across Maldon.

  • Share In the CQC inspection report on MSEFT Publication 23rd Dec 2022 the Southend, Broomfield and Basildon Maternity Service were rated as 'Requires Improvement'. At our previous Maternity inspection the CQC issued an urgent notice of decision, under Section 31 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to impose conditions on the trust’s registration as a service provider in respect of the regulated activity: maternity and midwifery services. The inspection raised a number of actions which MUST be taken for these Hospitals. For Broomfield: Broomfield Maternity Services • The service must ensure that there are adequate numbers of staff to meet the demands of the service, including midwives and maternity support workers. (Regulation 18 (1)) • The service must ensure that compliance with all mandatory training is in line with the trust target. (Regulation 18 (2)(a)) • The service must ensure nursing and midwifery staff are appraised in line with trust target. (Regulation 18 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure that there is a robust process for all handovers. (Regulation 17 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure that it has processes in place for the safe storage and distribution of breast milk. (Regulation 17 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure women are triaged in line with target times. (Regulation 12 (a) (b)) • The service must ensure there are processes in place to record the cleaning and equipment checks and that these records are reviewed, and non-compliance escalated. (Regulation 12 (e)(d)). The CQC identified in both its most recent visit significant shortcomings of the Maternity Services at Broomfield. Can the MSE ICB detail the strategy in the decision to close St Peter's maternity, reducing the scope of maternity services offered by MSE and increasing the patient work load on Broomfield, the nearest Hospital to most of the Maldon District? Further can the ICB explain why they have not considered investing in the midwifery staff and facilities at Broomfield, Braintree and St Peter's to address these shortcomings? What maintenance in the building of the Maternity Section of St Peter's needs to be address and how much it would cost? What are the specific issues regarding security at St Peter's which contributed to the closure of the maternity services? on Facebook Share In the CQC inspection report on MSEFT Publication 23rd Dec 2022 the Southend, Broomfield and Basildon Maternity Service were rated as 'Requires Improvement'. At our previous Maternity inspection the CQC issued an urgent notice of decision, under Section 31 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to impose conditions on the trust’s registration as a service provider in respect of the regulated activity: maternity and midwifery services. The inspection raised a number of actions which MUST be taken for these Hospitals. For Broomfield: Broomfield Maternity Services • The service must ensure that there are adequate numbers of staff to meet the demands of the service, including midwives and maternity support workers. (Regulation 18 (1)) • The service must ensure that compliance with all mandatory training is in line with the trust target. (Regulation 18 (2)(a)) • The service must ensure nursing and midwifery staff are appraised in line with trust target. (Regulation 18 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure that there is a robust process for all handovers. (Regulation 17 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure that it has processes in place for the safe storage and distribution of breast milk. (Regulation 17 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure women are triaged in line with target times. (Regulation 12 (a) (b)) • The service must ensure there are processes in place to record the cleaning and equipment checks and that these records are reviewed, and non-compliance escalated. (Regulation 12 (e)(d)). The CQC identified in both its most recent visit significant shortcomings of the Maternity Services at Broomfield. Can the MSE ICB detail the strategy in the decision to close St Peter's maternity, reducing the scope of maternity services offered by MSE and increasing the patient work load on Broomfield, the nearest Hospital to most of the Maldon District? Further can the ICB explain why they have not considered investing in the midwifery staff and facilities at Broomfield, Braintree and St Peter's to address these shortcomings? What maintenance in the building of the Maternity Section of St Peter's needs to be address and how much it would cost? What are the specific issues regarding security at St Peter's which contributed to the closure of the maternity services? on Twitter Share In the CQC inspection report on MSEFT Publication 23rd Dec 2022 the Southend, Broomfield and Basildon Maternity Service were rated as 'Requires Improvement'. At our previous Maternity inspection the CQC issued an urgent notice of decision, under Section 31 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to impose conditions on the trust’s registration as a service provider in respect of the regulated activity: maternity and midwifery services. The inspection raised a number of actions which MUST be taken for these Hospitals. For Broomfield: Broomfield Maternity Services • The service must ensure that there are adequate numbers of staff to meet the demands of the service, including midwives and maternity support workers. (Regulation 18 (1)) • The service must ensure that compliance with all mandatory training is in line with the trust target. (Regulation 18 (2)(a)) • The service must ensure nursing and midwifery staff are appraised in line with trust target. (Regulation 18 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure that there is a robust process for all handovers. (Regulation 17 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure that it has processes in place for the safe storage and distribution of breast milk. (Regulation 17 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure women are triaged in line with target times. (Regulation 12 (a) (b)) • The service must ensure there are processes in place to record the cleaning and equipment checks and that these records are reviewed, and non-compliance escalated. (Regulation 12 (e)(d)). The CQC identified in both its most recent visit significant shortcomings of the Maternity Services at Broomfield. Can the MSE ICB detail the strategy in the decision to close St Peter's maternity, reducing the scope of maternity services offered by MSE and increasing the patient work load on Broomfield, the nearest Hospital to most of the Maldon District? Further can the ICB explain why they have not considered investing in the midwifery staff and facilities at Broomfield, Braintree and St Peter's to address these shortcomings? What maintenance in the building of the Maternity Section of St Peter's needs to be address and how much it would cost? What are the specific issues regarding security at St Peter's which contributed to the closure of the maternity services? on Linkedin Email In the CQC inspection report on MSEFT Publication 23rd Dec 2022 the Southend, Broomfield and Basildon Maternity Service were rated as 'Requires Improvement'. At our previous Maternity inspection the CQC issued an urgent notice of decision, under Section 31 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to impose conditions on the trust’s registration as a service provider in respect of the regulated activity: maternity and midwifery services. The inspection raised a number of actions which MUST be taken for these Hospitals. For Broomfield: Broomfield Maternity Services • The service must ensure that there are adequate numbers of staff to meet the demands of the service, including midwives and maternity support workers. (Regulation 18 (1)) • The service must ensure that compliance with all mandatory training is in line with the trust target. (Regulation 18 (2)(a)) • The service must ensure nursing and midwifery staff are appraised in line with trust target. (Regulation 18 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure that there is a robust process for all handovers. (Regulation 17 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure that it has processes in place for the safe storage and distribution of breast milk. (Regulation 17 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure women are triaged in line with target times. (Regulation 12 (a) (b)) • The service must ensure there are processes in place to record the cleaning and equipment checks and that these records are reviewed, and non-compliance escalated. (Regulation 12 (e)(d)). The CQC identified in both its most recent visit significant shortcomings of the Maternity Services at Broomfield. Can the MSE ICB detail the strategy in the decision to close St Peter's maternity, reducing the scope of maternity services offered by MSE and increasing the patient work load on Broomfield, the nearest Hospital to most of the Maldon District? Further can the ICB explain why they have not considered investing in the midwifery staff and facilities at Broomfield, Braintree and St Peter's to address these shortcomings? What maintenance in the building of the Maternity Section of St Peter's needs to be address and how much it would cost? What are the specific issues regarding security at St Peter's which contributed to the closure of the maternity services? link

    In the CQC inspection report on MSEFT Publication 23rd Dec 2022 the Southend, Broomfield and Basildon Maternity Service were rated as 'Requires Improvement'. At our previous Maternity inspection the CQC issued an urgent notice of decision, under Section 31 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to impose conditions on the trust’s registration as a service provider in respect of the regulated activity: maternity and midwifery services. The inspection raised a number of actions which MUST be taken for these Hospitals. For Broomfield: Broomfield Maternity Services • The service must ensure that there are adequate numbers of staff to meet the demands of the service, including midwives and maternity support workers. (Regulation 18 (1)) • The service must ensure that compliance with all mandatory training is in line with the trust target. (Regulation 18 (2)(a)) • The service must ensure nursing and midwifery staff are appraised in line with trust target. (Regulation 18 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure that there is a robust process for all handovers. (Regulation 17 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure that it has processes in place for the safe storage and distribution of breast milk. (Regulation 17 (2) (a)) • The service must ensure women are triaged in line with target times. (Regulation 12 (a) (b)) • The service must ensure there are processes in place to record the cleaning and equipment checks and that these records are reviewed, and non-compliance escalated. (Regulation 12 (e)(d)). The CQC identified in both its most recent visit significant shortcomings of the Maternity Services at Broomfield. Can the MSE ICB detail the strategy in the decision to close St Peter's maternity, reducing the scope of maternity services offered by MSE and increasing the patient work load on Broomfield, the nearest Hospital to most of the Maldon District? Further can the ICB explain why they have not considered investing in the midwifery staff and facilities at Broomfield, Braintree and St Peter's to address these shortcomings? What maintenance in the building of the Maternity Section of St Peter's needs to be address and how much it would cost? What are the specific issues regarding security at St Peter's which contributed to the closure of the maternity services?

    Steve Rogers asked 3 months ago

    We appreciate the valuable feedback and inquiries we have received from our community throughout this consultation period. 

    As  per the message on our Virtual Views platform, posted at 9:33am 9 April 2024, please be advised that we are no longer accepting new questions on our proposals. 

    However, we are naturally still accepting responses to our proposals up to the consultation closure deadline on 11th April at midnight. Following the closure of the consultation then we will thoroughly review and consider all input received before making any decisions. Thank you for your understanding and for your participation in this process.

  • Share The ICB has responded that the 'cost of reprovision of ambulatory care are not expected to change'. Since St Peter's is currently used for ambulatory care can the ICB detail the backlog maintenance and on costs for just the areas being used currently by these services? on Facebook Share The ICB has responded that the 'cost of reprovision of ambulatory care are not expected to change'. Since St Peter's is currently used for ambulatory care can the ICB detail the backlog maintenance and on costs for just the areas being used currently by these services? on Twitter Share The ICB has responded that the 'cost of reprovision of ambulatory care are not expected to change'. Since St Peter's is currently used for ambulatory care can the ICB detail the backlog maintenance and on costs for just the areas being used currently by these services? on Linkedin Email The ICB has responded that the 'cost of reprovision of ambulatory care are not expected to change'. Since St Peter's is currently used for ambulatory care can the ICB detail the backlog maintenance and on costs for just the areas being used currently by these services? link

    The ICB has responded that the 'cost of reprovision of ambulatory care are not expected to change'. Since St Peter's is currently used for ambulatory care can the ICB detail the backlog maintenance and on costs for just the areas being used currently by these services?

    Steve Rogers asked 4 months ago

    The expectation that costs will not change is relating to the on-going revenue running costs of the ambulatory care services.   The reason for this assumption is that we are looking to re-provide like for like space and hence the staff and estate running cost should be the same.   Any additional rental cost, if the services move to another site, will be assessed against the overall revenue envelope that we have available.    Ambulatory care services are currently located in a number of buildings across the St Peters site including the main building, the outpatient building, day hospital.  The main building is also home to the stroke rehab ward and midwife led unit that have temporarily moved out across winter.  It is therefore difficult to split out the capital cost of maintenance backlog relating to ambulatory care services only.    

  • Share The MSE ICB state in the Public Consultation document about St Peter's page 34. 'There are concerns about the safety and suitability of the building as a location for providing clinical care and does not meet the required standards.'. In the PCBC you state ' The risks and challenges of the St Peter's estate has led to the conclusion that local alternative facilities are needed....' In January 2008 a site survey 'categrised the vast majority of areas surveyed as condition C (not satisfactory, major change needed) or D (unacceptable in its present condition)'. In 1999 a detailed survey was under taken which 'concluded that the estate was in less than satisfactory condition.' Who on the MSE ICB is responsibility for reporting and keeping the Board informed of each hospitals safety and suitability for providing clinical care? on Facebook Share The MSE ICB state in the Public Consultation document about St Peter's page 34. 'There are concerns about the safety and suitability of the building as a location for providing clinical care and does not meet the required standards.'. In the PCBC you state ' The risks and challenges of the St Peter's estate has led to the conclusion that local alternative facilities are needed....' In January 2008 a site survey 'categrised the vast majority of areas surveyed as condition C (not satisfactory, major change needed) or D (unacceptable in its present condition)'. In 1999 a detailed survey was under taken which 'concluded that the estate was in less than satisfactory condition.' Who on the MSE ICB is responsibility for reporting and keeping the Board informed of each hospitals safety and suitability for providing clinical care? on Twitter Share The MSE ICB state in the Public Consultation document about St Peter's page 34. 'There are concerns about the safety and suitability of the building as a location for providing clinical care and does not meet the required standards.'. In the PCBC you state ' The risks and challenges of the St Peter's estate has led to the conclusion that local alternative facilities are needed....' In January 2008 a site survey 'categrised the vast majority of areas surveyed as condition C (not satisfactory, major change needed) or D (unacceptable in its present condition)'. In 1999 a detailed survey was under taken which 'concluded that the estate was in less than satisfactory condition.' Who on the MSE ICB is responsibility for reporting and keeping the Board informed of each hospitals safety and suitability for providing clinical care? on Linkedin Email The MSE ICB state in the Public Consultation document about St Peter's page 34. 'There are concerns about the safety and suitability of the building as a location for providing clinical care and does not meet the required standards.'. In the PCBC you state ' The risks and challenges of the St Peter's estate has led to the conclusion that local alternative facilities are needed....' In January 2008 a site survey 'categrised the vast majority of areas surveyed as condition C (not satisfactory, major change needed) or D (unacceptable in its present condition)'. In 1999 a detailed survey was under taken which 'concluded that the estate was in less than satisfactory condition.' Who on the MSE ICB is responsibility for reporting and keeping the Board informed of each hospitals safety and suitability for providing clinical care? link

    The MSE ICB state in the Public Consultation document about St Peter's page 34. 'There are concerns about the safety and suitability of the building as a location for providing clinical care and does not meet the required standards.'. In the PCBC you state ' The risks and challenges of the St Peter's estate has led to the conclusion that local alternative facilities are needed....' In January 2008 a site survey 'categrised the vast majority of areas surveyed as condition C (not satisfactory, major change needed) or D (unacceptable in its present condition)'. In 1999 a detailed survey was under taken which 'concluded that the estate was in less than satisfactory condition.' Who on the MSE ICB is responsibility for reporting and keeping the Board informed of each hospitals safety and suitability for providing clinical care?

    Steve Rogers asked 3 months ago

    The St Peters Hospital site is owned by Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, the MSENHSFT Board receives reports on quality and safety of the Trust estate. The senior Director of Estates and Facilities at MSENHSFT is responsible for reporting all Estates quality and safety matters to the Trust Board.

  • Share You in the Public Consultation document about St Peter's page 34. 'There are concerns about the safety and suitability of the building as a location for providing clinical care and does not meet the required standards. Please detail all the 'standards' which the buildings of St Peter's no longer meets. on Facebook Share You in the Public Consultation document about St Peter's page 34. 'There are concerns about the safety and suitability of the building as a location for providing clinical care and does not meet the required standards. Please detail all the 'standards' which the buildings of St Peter's no longer meets. on Twitter Share You in the Public Consultation document about St Peter's page 34. 'There are concerns about the safety and suitability of the building as a location for providing clinical care and does not meet the required standards. Please detail all the 'standards' which the buildings of St Peter's no longer meets. on Linkedin Email You in the Public Consultation document about St Peter's page 34. 'There are concerns about the safety and suitability of the building as a location for providing clinical care and does not meet the required standards. Please detail all the 'standards' which the buildings of St Peter's no longer meets. link

    You in the Public Consultation document about St Peter's page 34. 'There are concerns about the safety and suitability of the building as a location for providing clinical care and does not meet the required standards. Please detail all the 'standards' which the buildings of St Peter's no longer meets.

    Steve Rogers asked 3 months ago

    The Six Facet Survey identifies the work that is required to meet building standards.   The standards that the St Peter's Estate does not meet is listed in this report.The Six Facet Survey

  • Share Of the 33 Mid and South Essex Council of Governors 21 are now out of post. Please provide an up to date list of the current MSE Council of Governors? on Facebook Share Of the 33 Mid and South Essex Council of Governors 21 are now out of post. Please provide an up to date list of the current MSE Council of Governors? on Twitter Share Of the 33 Mid and South Essex Council of Governors 21 are now out of post. Please provide an up to date list of the current MSE Council of Governors? on Linkedin Email Of the 33 Mid and South Essex Council of Governors 21 are now out of post. Please provide an up to date list of the current MSE Council of Governors? link

    Of the 33 Mid and South Essex Council of Governors 21 are now out of post. Please provide an up to date list of the current MSE Council of Governors?

    Steve Rogers asked 3 months ago

    Please see link above to see MSE FT Governors MSEFT Council of Governors

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