Pausing of Children's Treatment Hub
We are currently carrying out a service review of our Children’s Treatment Hub (CAT hub) at the Askham Bar Community Centre. The pilot period has come to an end and the service will therefore be paused from this week (7 June).
The CAT service was initially set up as a pilot last year to meet the expected surge in children’s Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infections and was in response to winter pressures. Working with our Trust colleagues to set up and run this service for babies and children in our area has been invaluable. It has been in the spirit of true collaboration and involved excellent relationship building and learning.
Both organisations have recommended that the service continues as part of the City’s winter resilience schemes.
We are now in the process of co-producing new care pathways and interventions to better meet the needs of the community. The aim is to manage conditions in the community year-round, as well as any surges for this year’s winter pressures.
We hope that, in time, this work will lead to excellent and well-designed out-of-hospital care for our local children, families and carers in the areas we serve.