Over recent decades’ lack of investment and uncertainly around sustainable clinical services had led to the closure of both the medically led A&E and Maternity Services due to safety concerns at Sidcup Hospital site.
Given the challenges and the serious risk that if this continued the hospital was likely to close, a new vision and clinical model were required. Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust took on this challenge acquiring the site in 2013, with the support of local commissioners, MPs and the local authority to deliver against the following objectives:
- Provide care closer to home
- Improve the management of long term conditions
- Prevent crises and relapses into hospital
- Lower operating costs.