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7:02am 30th September 2014

There are calls for a u-turn on the closure of a Penzance hospital.

Pirate FM told you how health bosses have decided to shut down Poltair.

But now health campaigners say the beds are needed - because of pressure at Treliske and the West Cornwall.

They are demanding urgent talks about its future.

In a letter to officials, West Cornwall Health Watch said: "In view of

"a)    the continual and significant pressures on acute services at both Royal Cornwall and West Cornwall Hospitals

"b)    the significant pressures experienced in our community hospitals (most now operating at over 95% occupancy, which is well above the accepted level for delivering high quality, safe patient care)

"c)    the lack of high quality nursing and residential home capacity and domiciliary care in the west of Cornwall

"d)    the fact that the option for a new build with inpatient beds as a replacement for Poltair on the St Clare site has been lost

"e)    the fact that we remain unconvinced that the Penwith 'Living Well' Project, good as it is, will deliver any significant reduction in non-elective activity

"we request an urgent meeting of stakeholders with a view to re-opening the debate on the loss of Poltair's community hospital beds."

Beds at the unit have been shut since 2012 and officials insist it can not be brought up to 21st century standards.

7:02am 30th September 2014

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