Press Releases

The Vulnerable suffer while social care policy stagnates.

Why are we all being let down let down by a social care system not fit for the needs of the 21st century.

Loss of Beds at Edward Hain Hospital glossed over.

The new set-up at the Edward Hain hospital building in St Ives is receiving plaudits for its work as a day centre. Plans are being developed for a ‘community-based model of care’. But the loss of inpatient beds is being glossed over.

THE COST OF GETTING MEDICAL TREATMENT

Medical treatment has been free at the point of need for over 70 years. For that we are the envy of the world. But what are real costs of medical treatment? First you have to be able to afford to get there and back. In a rural community such as ours we have a large dis-advantage. Getting to an appointment can be taxing and expensive.
April press  article on AGM 2019

Press Article on AGM 2019

Report on the AGM April 2019. Concerns about the constant changes discussed within our NHS and Social Care System. The Edward Haine saga continues . Our concerns regarding the shift to “care in the community” resulting in the lack of step down beds in Penwith resulting in pressure on those few remaining in West Cornwall.
Will the NHS long term plans deliver a reduction in hospital admissions.

The NHS long term plans promise a lot - but will they deliver ?

The government’s NHS long-term plan, recently published, paints a compelling future for the future of care for older people, saying that care will becoming increasingly more coordinated and responsive and that, as a result, pressure on hospitals will be reduced and money saved Read the full article.
Winter Pilot Scheme at Edward Hain  Community Hospital gets underway

EDWARD HAIN HOSPITAL – SERVING THE COMMUNITY ONCE AGAIN

Read all about the winter pilot scheme at Edward Hain Community Hospital. What are your experiences of the scheme . What are the long term plans ?
Locals must decide where extra  health funding is to be allocated

LOCAL PEOPLE MUST HAVE A SAY ON FUTURE NHS SPENDING

West Cornwall is to receive an extra £9.1 million in NHS funding . Locals must be consulted on priorities and influence how it is to be spent.
Patient stories improve health services.

Patient stories improve health services

The importance of raising a concern or a complaint about any healthcare treatment you have received cannot be overstated. Raising an issue improves treatments for you and other patients.

Lack of teamwork contributed to the death of little girl.

How a lack of teamwork at the Royal Cornwall Hospital contributed to the death of a little girl with autism.
New on our local hospitals. West Cornwall to be Urgent Treatment Centre.

NOVEMBER ARTICLE ON LOCAL HOSPITALS

West Cornwall Hospital to be " Urgent Care Centre". Growth of orthopaedics for St Michaels Hayle. Edward Hain debacle rumbles on.

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