Health & Social Care

“We’ll be fine,” says Children’s Services chief, after losing her A-Team

19th October 2018 By Graham Smith The Cornwall Council cabinet member responsible for Children’s Services has moved to reassure the county’s social workers, in the wake of yesterday’s news...

Cornwall loses its A-team as three top managers set to depart County Hall’s Children’s Services

18th October 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s social workers are reeling this morning (Thursday) from news that their leadership team at County Hall is to leave. The three most...

China Clay area voices dissent over the new map of Cornwall’s health service

10th October 2018 By Richard Whitehouse People living in the China Clay areas in Cornwall have called on health bosses to rethink medical centre plans as they said they...

Formal complaint over ambulance delay

10th October 2018 By Richard Whitehouse An elderly woman who fell over and injured herself at a residential home had to wait more than six hours for an ambulance....

The final countdown to hospital closures reveals council’s weakness as a guardian of local services

10th October 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s health chiefs have outlined the timetable which they are confident will confirm the permanent closure of three community hospitals, with the total...

Health and Social Care: Cornwall doesn’t need an ‘Integrated Care Provider’

Submission to NHS England’s consultation on the contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers by Dr Peter Levin, formerly of the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political...

The Kennally Care project to restructure Cornwall’s health service approaches a “gateway” – with lawyers and politicians in close attendance

8th October 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health and social care chiefs are preparing to pass through the first of their self-defined “gateways” to embrace a radical restructure of...

Cornwall’s children’s services to stay at County Hall, as officials out-fox Tories over outsourcing

4th October 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Tory councillors were left fuming yesterday (Wednesday) when a key scrutiny committee decided, on the casting vote of its chair, to keep...

Revealed – the new health map of Cornwall, showing the winners and losers of the Shaping Our Future jigsaw

3rd October 2018 By Graham Smith The location of Cornwall’s new Urgent Treatment Centres – designed to offer high-tech medical facilities and relieve pressure on the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s...

More than 30,000 children in Cornwall in poverty, as council comes close to bottom of national spending league

26th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North The number of children in poverty in Cornwall has risen sharply.  New figures show that the demand on children’s social...

Concern over the future of Day Centre

24th September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Concerns have been raised that a day centre for disabled people in Bodmin could be about to cut the number of days it...

EXCLUSIVE: How Whitehall has been secretly pulling the strings that have closed Cornwall’s hospitals

16th September 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to close Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units and sell some community hospitals have been developed by a little-known company, owned by the Department...

EXCLUSIVE: How colour-coded maps will help justify the closure of Cornwall’s community hospitals

3rd September 2018 By Graham Smith A key factor in determining the future of Cornwall’s community health infrastructure has been designed by a small group of officials known as...

EXCLUSIVE: The worldwide web of private consultants with secret plans to re-draw the map of Cornwall’s National Health Service

20th August 2018 By Graham Smith Health chiefs have hired more private sector consultants to help them close down and sell some of Cornwall’s community hospitals, Cornwall Reports can...

We still plan to consult the public over Cornwall’s hospital closures, insists NHS Kernow

10th August 2018 By Graham Smith NHS Kernow has again insisted that it has made no final decision about the futures of three community hospitals in Cornwall. St Ives,...

Future of Fowey, Saltash and St Ives hospitals to be determined by October

8th August 2018 By Graham Smith The future of community hospitals at St Ives, Fowey and Saltash is likely to be determined within the next few months, health chiefs...

Cornwall’s new “Kennally Care” health system wants to set its own standards with “self-regulation”

6th August 2018 By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs, long plagued by a series of severely critical reports from assorted watchdogs, have come up with what they believe is...

Truro’s Duchy Hospital left a guidewire in patient after surgery

30th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne More than 30 “serious incidents” – including one so-called “never event” – will be reported to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust board on...

EXCLUSIVE: Launceston hospital land to be used for “supported living” scheme

28th July 2018 By Graham Smith Land at Launceston hospital, which the NHS last year tried to sell at public auction, is to be used for a supported living...

Cornwall Council hiring private consultants to help cut £35 million from adult social care

19th July 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is sharpening its axe as it prepares to cut £35 million from its adult social care budget – and is hiring...