The Future of the NHS – Public Meeting

Posted on: 10th September 2012

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has called a public meeting to give local people a chance to hear about the major changes to the NHS and to have a say. It will take place at St John’s Hall in Penzance on Friday 21st September 2012 commencing at 7.30pm. Local Hospital and NHS managers and doctors will be present to join Mr George on the platform.

Mr George said:

“This is a time of greatest upheaval since the creation of the NHS over 60 years ago. GPs are due to take over the running of the service. The Royal Cornwall Hospitals’ Trust plans to become a Foundation Trust next year. Our community hospitals have been transferred out of the NHS family this year to become a ‘Social Enterprise’. And the new Health Act (which I opposed) will introduce a mass of complex commissioning and competition rules.

“With all of this going on, local people have a right to hear from those who will be responsible for driving change in the local NHS. That is why I have called another public meeting on the future of the NHS in West Cornwall. It is one of an ongoing series of meetings to ensure that local people hear about these changes and have a say.”


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