Transforming Solihull Hospital
In July a group of 30 colleagues met to discuss the vision for Solihull Hospital and design a new system of care fit for the future. Andrew Foster, interim Chief Executive of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, and Dr Mark Temple, Future Hospitals lead from the Royal College of Physicians, were the key note speakers.
Using a scenario in which an earthquake had destroyed much of Solihull Hospital, teams spent the day developing designs to show how we could provide care across the borough without using the hospital. There was a clear consensus that the current hospital based delivery of care was not the best option either in terms of meeting the needs of the population of Solihull or in terms of sustainability. There was a call to create our own ‘earthquake’ and deliver a care system fit for the future.
As part of the ICASS programme we are running a series of Clinical and Professional Summits. These events bring together health and care colleagues, by invitation, to discuss a particular aspect of integrated care.
Over 40 delegates attended our second Clinical and Professional Summit in February to discuss how we can improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions for our older population.
Key note speaker Professor Ian Philp, former Elderly Care Tsar and local Silhilian, told delegates that Solihull could be the UK's leading centre of care for older people and that the target of reducing hospital admissions by 20 a week could be achieved by working together.
Watch highlights of the summit here
Dr Sam Everington and the Art of the Possible