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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.