Hands off Newquay Hospital
With an ever growing population in and around Newquay we NEED our local hospital we therefore need YOU! Please show your support opposing these cuts by signing the petition below.
With new houses being built and news today that the fastest growing airport in the Country is our very own Newquay, with more people coming into the town we face the sad news that Newquay hospital is under threat of closure through cuts by the Government!
We demand that:
1. Cornwall Council votes against the cuts proposed in the Sustainability and Transformation Plan.
2. The Government immediately provides adequate funding to meet the health and social care needs of the people of Cornwall.
Each year we have thousands of visitors to our town including families, festival goers, hen and stag parties. Each year many of them pass through our Minor Injuries Unit. This is without even including those of us lucky enough to live here.
We have an excellent Outpatients Department which is very much needed to cope with the overspill from the RCH clinics at Treliske. It is far more easily accessible and user friendly for the older folk of not just Newquay but also the surrounding areas.
Our main hospital in Truro is ALWAYS on one alert or another, complaining of the smaller community hospitals 'bed-blocking'
The bed blocking isn't due to the small community hospitals not letting patients go home it is more to do with lack of packages of care in the community for those who NEED to go home.
By closing the smaller hospitals INCLUDING, the Outpatients Department, Minor Injuries, wards, AND the Physio and OT Departments together with various other clinics held there doesn't mean that more people can be inpatients in the larger hospitals (there won’t be any extra beds) it will possibly mean that those NEEDING to be in hospital, treated or have follow up appointments won't get the chance!