All change but no change at North Cambs Hospital as nursing and administrative staff now come under QEH at Kings Lynn

at the North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech.

at the North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

The organisation which provides nursing and administrative support to outpatient and endoscopy services at North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech is changing on April 1.

In May 2015, Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust gave notice to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) on the contract they hold to provide nursing support for outpatients and endoscopy services at North Cambs Hospital Wisbech.

The consultants providing these services are employed by Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn (QEHKL). The CCG has therefore agreed with QEHKL to transfer the employment of the nursing and administrative services staff to QEHKL.

CCS NHS Trust has undertaken a staff consultation with the affected staff. Whilst their employer will change, the staff will continue to work at North Cambs Hospital so patients will see very little change (medical records are already the responsibility of the QEHKL and will remain so).

Staff will be protected as the transfer will take place under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) TUPE guidelines.

Chris Humphris, chief officer for Wisbech Local Commissioning Group said: “High quality outpatient services will continue to be provided at North Cambs Hospital.

“We understand that for people who live in and around Wisbech having these services close to home is very important and we are committed to continuing to provide services in this location.

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“Queen Elizabeth Hospital already provides services at North Cambs so this is mainly a change of employer for the staff who work in those services and will not affect the care provided.”

If you have any questions about services provided at North Cambs Hospital you can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison team at the QEHKL on 01553 613351 or 01553 613343. Alternatively call the CCG patient experience team on FREEPHONE 0800 279 2535