Essex hospitals plan to move seriously ill patients – News

Dr Celia Skinner, chief medical officer for the three hospitals, said: #8220;Our proposals aim to bring together some specialist services, for complex needs in that time where once or twice in our lives we need very specialist emergency care or a planned overnight operation.

Up to 50 patients a day could be moved between Southend, Basildon and Broomfield Hospital near Chelmsford under local NHS transformation plans.

The hospitals group said the aim was to best use its staff and resources.

Essex clinicians the spoke to do not believe this is feasible and one said of the plans #8220;it could be really good or it could be a disaster#8221; depending on which patients are selected.

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