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3:07pm 4th February 2013

Pirate FM has learnt less than half of staff at Cornwall's biggest hospital would recommend their family or friends get treated there.

The news comes as a consultation starts on cutting up to 700 jobs from Treliske.

Bosses are making the cuts over the next five years in a bid to save £50 million.

Graham Webster, Vice Chair of Health Initiative Cornwall, fears the NHS is being broken into fragments.

He said: "Not even GPs understand where everything is being done, and the new structure of the NHS and how it's all panning out. So, if the GPs don't understand it, how can patients understand it?

"Patients have looked to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust as knowing that is their hospital and if they are poorly, they will go there and the hospital will make them well. But what we are now starting to see is a whole multitude of providers doing this, that and the other."

In its board papers, the Royal Cornwall Hospital states it hopes to increase the recommendation rating from staff to 80% by 2018.

Patient representatives have expressed concern over whether that can be achieved at the same time as job cuts are implemented.

Rose Trengove, Patient Advocate for the Rarers Cancers Foundation, said: "If you can't recommned your local hospital, where would you recommend people go? We haven't got any alternative in Cornwall. We're reliant one hundred and ten percent on that hospital doing what it should do, to the best of its ability and it patently isn't at the moment."

3:07pm 4th February 2013

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