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Jews who disagree with me are anti-Semitic cranks, says Cornwall councillor

Jews who disagree with me are anti-Semitic cranks, says Cornwall councillor

15th July 2019 By Anne North A Cornwall councillor who runs an“anti-Semitism” Facebook campaign has described Jewish people who disagree with him as “cranks.” Penzance councillor Tim Dwelly, who resigned from the Labour Party last year after numerous policy disagreements, was appearing on the BBC Politics South West programme yesterday (Sunday.)  He has sent a “dossier” of allegations about anti-Semitism to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The BBC programme also interviewed Labour’s Jennifer Forbes, the party’s candidate for the Truro and…

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Bude & Stratton hospital to re-open overnight from August – as a Community Treatment Centre

Bude & Stratton hospital to re-open overnight from August – as a Community Treatment Centre

from Cornwall Reports 25th June 2019 By Anne North People who need treatment for minor injuries in the Bude area will be asked to take part in an experiment which could see their local hospital re-opened overnight from August. The Minor Injuries Unit at the Bude and Stratton hospital has been offering only a reduced service, closing overnight, since December.  The Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust said this was due to staffing difficulties, and now says it could be at least…

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Cornwall’s health bosses say Saltash is closer than you think (wherever you are) as they seek to justify hospital closures

Cornwall’s health bosses say Saltash is closer than you think (wherever you are) as they seek to justify hospital closures

From Cornwall Reports https://cornwallreports.co.uk/ 31st May 2019 By Graham Smith Health chiefs have started to publish their case for closing some of Cornwall’s community hospitals – including claims that Saltash is much closer to other facilities than is actually the case. One of the slides used to justify the closure of St Barnabas hospital, and its Minor Injury Unit, says that for emergency treatment, the distance to Bodmin is only 12 miles. It is in fact 25 miles. The same…

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Bude’s overnight Minor Injury Unit will stay closed until at least July

Bude’s overnight Minor Injury Unit will stay closed until at least July

22nd May 2019 By Rashleigh MacFarlane, Cornwall Reports The Minor Injury Unit at Bude and Stratton hospital will remain closed overnight until at least July.  Health bosses have admitted that their attempts to recruit nurses are failing. The overnight MIU service closed suddenly on 7thDecember as a “temporary” measure – but there are increasing signs that it may never re-open outside the hours of 8am-10pm. A new report due to come before Cornwall Council’s health scrutiny committee next week (29th May)…

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Bude’s Minor Injury Unit to remain closed overnight “until October at the earliest”

Bude’s Minor Injury Unit to remain closed overnight “until October at the earliest”

10th April 2019 By Julia Penhaligon The Minor Injuries Unit at Bude-Stratton hospital will remain closed overnight until at least October, the local Community Network Panel heard this week. The MIU closed suddenly in December as a “temporary” measure, with Cornwall’s health bosses claiming staff shortages were to blame. The Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust initially promised it would return to a 24-hour service by February, but triggered further concern by then shifting its assessment of Bude’s needs, claiming that an…

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Jeremy Corbyn leads new bid to derail Cornwall’s Kennally Care NHS takeover

Jeremy Corbyn leads new bid to derail Cornwall’s Kennally Care NHS takeover

By Julia Penhaligon Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will today (Monday) try to slow the “Kennally Care” takeover of Cornwall’s NHS, with an obscure Parliamentary tactic designed to halt the national roll-out of Integrated Care Provider contracts. The government is attempting to break-up the NHS into small, local contracting units previously known as Accountable Care Organisations.  It is doing this without Parliamentary scrutiny and has introduced a Statutory Instrument (known as SI 248) intended to amend the way GPs are contracted to…

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Cornwall NHS – Things Fall Apart

Cornwall NHS – Things Fall Apart

Cornwall’s Disintegrating Care Partnership – the wheels start to fall off Kennally Care, as even the Liberal Democrats start to talk about Section 30 referrals Posted By Julia Penhaligon on 27th February 2019 The impact of the advancing “Kennally Care” project to take over Cornwall’s NHS will come under renewed scrutiny next month as a result of the loss of a high-profile mental health service which suggests the future is more about the disintegration of health and social care, rather than working closer together….

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EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s secret plan to raise more than £11 million by selling hospitals – building 206 houses instead

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s secret plan to raise more than £11 million by selling hospitals – building 206 houses instead

Posted 8th February 2019 By Graham Smith The sale of Cornwall’s community health facilities is expected to bag £11.17 million, according to NHS England.  The sites will be used to build 206 houses. The cash which will stay in Cornwall, however, is nearly £400,000 less than the market value.  Whitehall plans to keep the surplus. NHS Kernow, however, is still refusing to publish full details of the sales, as it has yet to start a public consultation procedure over the…

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NHS Cornwall: Be careful where you live

NHS Cornwall: Be careful where you live

Inside Kennally Care: details start to emerge of how charities and companies are now taking over Cornwall’s health service – with orders to cut spending Posted 8th February 2019 Historians will eventually decide if this was a revolution or a coup.  It was certainly not announced.  But 23rd January is a date which deserves to be recognised as the moment the National Health Service in Cornwall was yanked into a brave new world of “place-based care” which at its heart relies…

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Local Government Boundary Commission publishes its final version of Cornwall’s 2021 council electoral divisions

Local Government Boundary Commission publishes its final version of Cornwall’s 2021 council electoral divisions

Today’s publication follows three phases of public consultation and draws new boundaries for each council division across Cornwall. The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Cornwall should be represented by 87 councillors in the future: 36 fewer than the current arrangement. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent 87 one-councillor divisions across Cornwall. Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said, “We are extremely grateful to people across Cornwall who took part in the review. The Commission has looked…

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