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Community Hospitals Given to Private Company

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3:16pm 26th March 2012

14 community hospitals in Cornwall are being given to a private company.

Opponents say handing over the buildings is another step towards privatisation.

The government says it will cut costs.

St Ives MP Andrew George is worried they will not be managed locally: "A lot of our local hospitals have very strong local connections, are part of bequests and therefore covenance which applies to aspects of those buildings may not be protected if the properties are being run by a company at a national level".

Graham Webster from Health Initiative Cornwall reckons NHS foundation trusts could do the job: "I see no reason why this portfolio of properties couldn't have been offered to them in order to continue to look after it and maintain it on a local basis, given that many of the properties were gifted to local communities, even prior to the formation of the NHS".

3:16pm 26th March 2012

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