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Fears Cornish Hospital Could Be Run From Devon

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7:02am 1st July 2013

Pirate FM has been told claims of chaos at Cornwall's biggest hospital could end with it being run from Plymouth or Exeter.

Four members of Treliske's board have quit in the last fortnight.

One lasted just two days.

But campaigners are worried it will mean the Trust ends up being swallowed by one in Devon and turned into a southwest super trust.

At the moment the hospital is supposed to be concentrating on gaining foundation status. That would allow it a greater degree of financial freedom, amongst other things.

But if it misses out it will pave the way for it to be taken over by another Trust. Because of Cornwall's geography, that would likely be one in Devon.

On Friday the Royal Cornwall Hospital announced the appointment of Angela Ballatti, as replacement Chair.

Her fifteen years of experience includes stints at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

In a written statement to Pirate FM she said: “It is a great privilege to be asked to take the chairmanship role at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. The organisation has clearly made great strides in improving services for the people of Cornwall over the last few years and I am looking forward to providing the stable board leadership to the Trust that will enable them to build on that success. I am looking forward to working closely with Lezli Boswell and all of the staff at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.”

The Chairman of the NHS Trust Development Authority, Sir Peter Carr said: “I am happy to confirm that we have appointed Angela Ballatti to Chair the Trust. Angela is a hugely able and experienced Chair, having held the role at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust for 6 years between 2006 and 2012. Prior to this she was a Chair of County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals and North Durham Healthcare NHS Trusts in the North East for nearly 9 years in total.

“I appreciate that the events of the last few weeks may have been unsettling time for people in Cornwall.  That is exactly why we have appointed such an experienced Chair as Angela Ballatti. I am hugely confident that she is exactly what is needed to provide that crucial stability and focus that is needed on the Board at the Trust.”

7:02am 1st July 2013

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