42. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

What does the STP mean for your area?

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

Proposed cuts

A cut of 300 beds is planned for the acute sector.

Plans include moving critical care services to Southampton and Portsmouth and reducing acute care by 10%.

There are plans to reduce the size of the area's physical NHS estate by 19% and estate costs by £24 million.

It is likely that some services will move from St Mary's hospital on the Isle of Wight to the mainland, increasing the number of people needing to be ferried to hospitals in Southampton and Portsmouth.

 

Changes in who organises our care

The STP proposes "integrated primary care hubs" which will have "multiprofessional primary care teams with extended skills", with the aim to reduce the use of the acute sector.