A two-week period of public consultation starts today (Monday) which could shape the future of the National Health Service in Cornwall.
The first of a series of public meetings takes place in Bude this afternoon. Others this week will follow in Penzance, the Isles of Scilly and Bodmin. Next week sees meetings in Falmouth, St Austell, Liskeard, Truro and Pool. The following Monday there is a meeting in Newquay.
The “consultation” concerns the future of community hospitals as NHS bosses seek to make cuts of at least £140 million and possibly £220 million. Although the draft Sustainability and Transpormation Plan (STP) lacks any detail, officials have warned that no hospital is safe, and advised that some non-clinical NHS workers might lose their jobs.