In Cornwall we are proud of our volunteering tradition. But is the recent advert to recruit those volunteers to help ease the crisis in the NHS and Social Care a step too far?
Before health and social care services can be successfully integrated the NHS needs to get its own house in order. A new report, prepared by Dr Peter Levin sets out eight challenges that the NHS leadership must rise to if we are to get better value for the money, a better service for patients and a better working environment for staff. Go to the full report.
General Election promises brings crunch time for lack of community beds in West Cornwall. Will there be a new purpose built facility? Will the saga of Edward Hain finally be concluded ?
According to EU statistics West Cornwall is the second poorest region in Western Europe. How has Westminster over the past 3 Parliaments improved the health of the region . Is it “jam tomorrow ” ?
An open letter has been sent to all of our local prospective MP's asking for their views. The good news of £11 million to improve services at West Cornwall Hospital Penzance and St Michael's Hayle has been soured by a possible land sell off . Read the full letter. Give us your views .
Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust were fined a total of £16250 for 13 breaches of regulations relating to Duty of Candour which concern the honesty and openness of the organisation towards its patients.
Care Homes in Cornwall are closing as Cornwall's population is getting older. Cornwall is now classed as having a Super- Ageing Population at a time local health care services are under severe pressure.
Report on our meeting with South West Ambulance Trust . Encouraging responces although still important questions left unanswered.
Why are we all being let down let down by a social care system not fit for the needs of the 21st century.