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"STILL WAITING TO HEAR"

Discussions in Cornwall about earwax removal continue, sadly with no end in sight. NHS Kernow has decided to defer a decision

Our response to the Health and Care Bill

While we learn to live with Covid, the government is pushing through massive changes to the NHS. Is this time to introduce top down changes to the organisational structure of the NHS?.

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

As we approach the season of ‘peace and goodwill to all’, West Cornwall HealthWatch members are painfully aware of the situations in which so many of our residents currently find themselves, which brings neither peace nor goodwill to them:

DO WE REALLY HAVE ENOUGH HOSPITAL BEDS IN CORNWALL ?

There’s an interesting controversy going on in Cornwall. NHS Kernow, the clinical commissioning group, says we have too many hospital beds, while the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which runs Treliske and the other acute hospitals in the county, says more are needed. They can’t both be right. But they can both be wrong!

Cornwall’s new Integrated Care System: what we are hoping for.

The go-ahead has been given for setting up an ‘integrated care system’ for Cornwall. We wait and see how things will develop and take a look at recent history.

WAX IN YOUR EARS?

For those who are affected ear wax is a significant problem; they have depended on their local GP practice to treat them when required, and they are now in limbo.

DECEPTION OR INEPTITUDE?

Disappointing , frustrating and misleading. The new 28 bed ' step down ' facility for Penzance only announced in November will not happen.

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