Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) and Bedford Hospital Trust (BHT) have conducted an options appraisal for delivering hydrotherapy services and through the patient engagement wanted to understand which of the options put forward would best meet the needs of patients, both in the short and longer term. BCCG and BHT also wanted to understand the impacts of the different options on patients and their ability to access services.
BCCG and BHT ran a patient survey from 29 July 2019 until 2 September 2019, the survey ran for a five week period. The survey was sent to 755 patients who had accessed hydrotherapy services through BHT over the past two years. In addition focus groups were held with patients and physiotherapists.
We would like to thank everyone who gave us their views on hydrotherapy services. The full engagement report is now available to download.
The engagement report was considered at the Governing Body Meeting on 19 September 2019 and Option 3 was recommended for approval. The BCCG Governing Body approved Option 3 which is to continue to provide Hydrotherapy Services to patients who are deemed to clinically require this treatment as an adjunct to land based treatment. The treatment will be delivered at local facilities on a sessional basis.
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'You Said, We Did'
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