Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Community Hospital Bed Closures

PirateFM news logo wide
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

4:17pm 7th October 2013

There are claims that nearly a fifth of beds have been closed in Cornwall's community hospitals in five years.

According to campaigners, 66 have shut from Bodmin to Penzance.

Health Initiative Cornwall is warning that it is putting extra pressure on Treliske.

Vice-Chair Graham Webster said: "A lot of those beds have been taken out for good reasons - they've been used to improve bathrooms or toilets or the mixed-sex accommodation issue and everything; nobody's going to knock at that. However, all of those changes been done at an expense and the expense is - the loss of close to seventy beds.

Peninsula Community Health insists the figure is lower and says the money is going on other services.

Dr Dan Rainbow works at Edward Hain hospital in St Ives: "Hopefully we can free up the money that would be tied up in keeping those beds open to deliver the services in different ways and often, in ways which patients appreciate more than being sent into a hospital bed."

4:17pm 7th October 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
health

Community hospitals should be Cornwall's 'top priority'

Feedback on that big savings plan is revealed

a38 crash

One person in hospital after A38 crash

A car ended up on its roof near Liskeard

Most read
golitha falls

UPDATE: Man found dead in Cornish woodland

Police not treating the death as suspicious

penzance incident

Man arrested after armed police operation

Penzance officers think a reported gun was fake

Top articles

UPDATE: Five people injured in crash

Cornwall News: A car and lorry hit at Quintrell Downs

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

MPs honoured for their response to Westminster terror attack

National News: A minister who tried to save the life of the police officer murdered in the Westminster attack is one of two MPs honoured for their response to the atrocity.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Twin Peaks: The 'damn good' revival TV needs

Showbiz News: The cast is older, David Lynch is less edgy and Laura Palmer is still dead, but we need Twin Peaks now more than ever.

President Trump admits defeat on healthcare bill: 'Damaging loss of face'

World News: Whether you see Donald Trump's failed attempt to repeal Obamacare as an embarrassing defeat or a bold step to strengthen his grip on power depends on your faith in the President's political acumen.

Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power, wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Sports News: Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power, has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup ahead of Minella Rocco and Native River.

Newer article

Friday Night Rugby Ditched by Pirates

Cornwall News: The side admits switching away from Sundays was "wrong"

Older article

New School Holiday Created To Help Parents

Cornwall News: Cornish school solves problem of cheaper term time holidays by creating new break

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.