As we approach the season of ‘peace and goodwill to all’, West Cornwall HealthWatch members are painfully aware of the situations in which so many of our residents currently find themselves, which brings neither peace nor goodwill to them:
There’s an interesting controversy going on in Cornwall. NHS Kernow, the clinical commissioning group, says we have too many hospital beds, while the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which runs Treliske and the other acute hospitals in the county, says more are needed. They can’t both be right. But they can both be wrong!
The go-ahead has been given for setting up an ‘integrated care system’ for Cornwall. We wait and see how things will develop and take a look at recent history.
For those who are affected ear wax is a significant problem; they have depended on their local GP practice to treat them when required, and they are now in limbo.
Disappointing , frustrating and misleading. The new 28 bed ' step down ' facility for Penzance only announced in November will not happen.
West Cornwall HealthWatch welcomes the government’s commitment to boosting the test and trace system with an additional investment of £100bn. However........