Home / Caradon area local news / Cornwall Gateway / Fowey & Lostwithiel / Health & Social Care / Politics / Rolling news / Government to offer Cornwall “debt write-off” worth millions if council agrees to NHS takeover Government to offer Cornwall “debt write-off” worth millions if council agrees to NHS takeover Posted By theboss on 10th December 2017 10th December 2017 By Graham Smith Councillors are preparing to launch a “charm offensive” in a bid to win the battle for hearts and minds over the future of Cornwall’s… To view the rest of this article, please subscribe to Cornwall Reports Related Posts Professor Stephen Hawking joins the campaign to stop Cornwall Council's takeover of NHS8th December 2017By Graham SmithCampaigners hoping to halt Cornwall Council’s plans to set up an… Cornwall's DIY Health Service - an expert writes1st December 2017By Graham SmithAllyson Pollock is a member of the British Medical Association’s council,… A tale of two leaders: one said yes, the other said maybe, when asked if councillors would be allowed to vote on plans to take over the NHS8th December 2017By Graham SmithCornwall council leader Adam Paynter is coming under pressure to repeat… The “not fit for purpose” verdict comes back to haunt Cornwall Council’s ambition for NHS takeover3rd December 2017By Graham SmithCornwall Council’s plans to run large parts of the National Health… This article has 7 comments Pingback: “Accountable” Care comes out of the shadows……. – North Cornwall Labour Party Pingback: “Accountable” Care comes out of the shadows and dances on the lawns of County Hall, as health chiefs prepare for shotgun wedding | Cornwall Reports I had to really read this article several times to make sure I was ‘getting it’ properly. Yep I was, loads of councillors basically saying that they haven’t got a clue what’s going on or what ACOs really are. They were basically sleepwalking into this until the public made a LOT of noise. We need to make more, much more. And what happens when Kate Kennally has sold us all down the river, she’ll just move on to the next overpaid job and leave the rest of us to it! No thanks, we’ve seen enough of that over the past few years. Is this the same council that wrote and told me it does not matter if you break the law providing you do not know about it? How can they claim the NHS is safe in their hands? These are the same councillors who walked blindly into the disasterous BT contract. They are certainly not competent to run health. How can Cornwall Councillors run our health provision and make crucial decisions on Community Hospitals? This is an impossible ask and a heavy responsibility on the shoulders of inexperienced representatives. They will have to finance consultants – and there lies the rub. I suspect Central Government has offloaded a huge problem onto a local body in the name of Devolution. I hope that Cornwall Council has very strong shoulders! Comments are closed.