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7:02am 28th July 2014

Cottage hospitals in places like Newquay, Liskeard and Helston could be merged back into the NHS.

Peninsula Community Health was spun off back in October 2011.

Now bosses admit they are in talks with the Partnership Trust about working more closely together.

Campaigners say putting a not-for-profit company in charge is a "failed experiment."

Phil Confue, Chief Executive of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: "We are looking at options where patients will continue to be treated locally but with staff treating them being part of a wider team. We are just beginning this process but we will be involving  our staff, governors, members, local people and GPs in discussions about how we best develop services."

Steve Jenkin, Chief Executive of Peninsula Community Health added: "In the current financial climate it is important that we focus on our main priority to keep high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do. Therefore we are looking at a range of options working with NHS Kernow and other providers that would use the strengths of each of our organisations to complement each other and enable us to deliver a high level of care, closer to home for our patients."

Andrew Abbott, Director of Operations, NHS Kernow comments: "We fully support the investigation into more integrated working.  If our population is to be able to live the lives they want to the best of their ability in their communities, we need care and support that is coordinated around their needs and goals. To achieve this we need to bring health, social care and voluntary sector services closer together for the benefit of our population. We therefore look forward to the findings of this study."

Information about the clinical collaboration will be available on both organisations websites.

The outcomes of the study will be presented to both organisations in October.

St Ives MP Andrew George is on the Health Select Committee. He said: "Providing that this brings our community hospitals and services back into the NHS, then this is a welcome move. Though it raises questions about the wisdom of quasi-privatising the service as they did in respect of PCH nearly 3 years ago.  

"There would be significant benefits to patients if NHS services are integrated; and certainly better than adopting the model of competition between fragmented private providers as favoured by the Conservative side of the Coalition.

"I also welcome that the CFT and PCH will be involving staff, local people and GPs in their plans."

7:02am 28th July 2014

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