‘Future of the NHS’ Public Meeting sparks widespread interest

Posted on: 11th February 2015


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The NHS public meeting called by local MP, Andrew George, to take place on Friday 20th February 2015, at 7pm, in the lecture theatre of Penwith College, Penzance has sparked widespread interest and is set to be an animated debate.

People from across Cornwall, including many NHS staff, have got in touch with Mr George to suggest topics for the meeting including contentious issues and campaigns about staff pay and conditions; the problem of private companies profiting from the NHS while NHS bodies and Trusts struggle to remain financially solvent; the fate of community hospitals including Poltair; and the maintenance of community hospital beds and facilities.

The meeting will be hosted by Andrew George MP and the panel will include Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing and Chair of the Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Colin Philip.

Mr George said “Many constituents and NHS staff have contacted me with concerns they wish to discuss at the public meeting on 20th February, including the future of community hospitals such as Poltair; Mitie’s contract for hotel services at RCHT; future funding of the NHS in Cornwall; and staff pay and conditions throughout the NHS.  It is set to be an interesting evening.”