Checkout the report in the Sentinel 17 February here ……
Local Health bosses have spent many hundreds of thousands of pounds over a year trying to convince themselves that closing 37 beds at Longton Cottage Hospital was a great idea. In the process they ignored the more than 10,000 local people who stated in writing their opposition to their plans.
Yesterday in the Sentinel (see link above) we had the latest ‘shortage of beds’ story in a long line of similar revelations in recent years.
When are these local Health bosses on their bloated salaries going to accept that their so-called ‘New Model of Care’ is a failure? And it will continue to be a failure because of on-going cuts in government spending in the NHS and plans to privatise services as much as possible.
The time has surely come for the local Health bosses to admit that their closure of beds at Longton Cottage Hospital are making the situation worse and that they should be re-opened now to provide at least some of the beds that are so desperately needed.