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Bude’s new Community Treatment Centre “to open on Friday” – restoring overnight minor injury service

Bude’s new Community Treatment Centre “to open on Friday” – restoring overnight minor injury service

By Peter Tremayne, Cornwall Reports The long-awaited return of overnight emergency NHS treatment in the Bude area is due to happen on Friday, Cornwall Reports understands, after the promised launch of a new Community Treatment Centre at Stratton hospital appeared to have been delayed. Health chiefs told local councillors last month that the new service would start “at the beginning of August” and run, for a trial period, until 31st March 2020.  In recent weeks local campaigners have been asking…

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Local Election Campaign – Candidates needed NOW!

Local Election Campaign – Candidates needed NOW!

COULD YOU BE ONE OF OUR CORNWALL COUNCILLORS? RECRUITING IS HAPPENING NOW! The Cornwall Labour Party is recruiting now for candidates to contest the 2021 Cornwall Council elections. Officers from the North Cornwall CLP are visiting members in each of the 14 new council wards in this constituency. They have already been to the new Stratton, Kilkhampton and Morwenstow division, and the new Altarnun and Stoke Climsland division. This “Labour Party road show” aims to visit The Old Wainhouse Inn,…

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Does Camelford want a by-pass?

Does Camelford want a by-pass?

EXCLUSIVE: How the roads lobby hijacked air quality and turned it into a by-pass for Camelford From Cornwall Reports  https://cornwallreports.co.uk/ 13th August 2019 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s support for a Camelford by-pass is based on a highly partisan interpretation of local public opinion, according to documents obtained by Cornwall Reports. A Freedom of Information answer has established that a statement reported to councillors, claiming that “88% supported the construction of a by-pass,” was in fact the answer to a…

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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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