12. Derbyshire

What concerns have been raised about your STP?

Health planners are trying to reduce NHS deficits and think about ways to re-organise care. However getting the large deficit under control could prevent facilities being developed that can cope with the health and care social needs of local people.

Proposed changes

Bed numbers will be cut by 535. The acute sector will lose 400 beds, 85 will be lost in community hospitals and 50 mental health beds. In terms of wards, this 12 acute wards cut; 4-5 community wards lost; and there will be 1-2 fewer specialist mental health wards and one fewer dementia care ward.

There are concerns that Burton Hospital could lose its A&E; it now appears likely that Derby Teaching Hospitals will merge with Burton Hospitals Trust, which could mean Burton's A&E remains open.

Community hospital sites  at Newholme Hospital in Bakewell , Bolsover Hospital and Babington Hospital in Belper are set for closure; others will either follow suit or be integrated into community hubs.