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Penzance Hospital Closes Ward

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5:44pm 8th February 2012
(Updated 5:44pm 8th February 2012)

Health bosses insist the decision to shut a ward at a Penzance hospital is short term.

Poltair has closed beds because there are not enough staff.,

Peninsula Community Health say they will re-open in March, when new nurses are ready to start.

Chief Executive Kevin Baber says patient safety has to come first: "We are very appreciative of the staff in the hospital, many of whom have had to work extra shifts or change their shift patterns. With one further permanent member of staff going off sick, that was the point we reached where we had to take a decision, in the interests of not only staff, but also our patients.

"The staff felt that actually we needed to make a decision about the short term arrangements at the hospital, because for some time now, they've only had a very small number of patients in the hospital and not knowing whether we were going to open again to admissions or not has been quite a burden to the staff."

Bosses insist the remainder of the hospital is operating as normal with nine clinics open to out-patients.

5:44pm 8th February 2012

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