It’s not just St. Barnabas minor injuries unit that is temporarily closed in Cornwall’. As far as we can tell there are at least three hospitals that have suffered ‘temporary closures’.
These hospitals include St. Barnabas in Saltash, Edward Hain Community Hospital in St.Ives and Fowey hospital!
There have been reports of up to seven closures but In Saltash is still researching this.
Now there is a march for action taking place in Truro to demand cuts are not made as many are suggesting that none of the temporarily closed hospitals will re-open.
The march takes place on 4th March at Lemon Quay Truro. The rally starts at 2.15 pm…
PCH, a Community Interest Company, was created in October 2011 as a not-for-profit service provider by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust.
Update: As per Pam Giles Message ‘PCH no longer exists as of April 2016! The trust responsible for these cuts is Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust’
It runs community hospitals all over Cornwall, including Bodmin, Camborne Redruth, St Ives (Edward Hain Community Hospital), Falmouth, Fowey, Helston, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, Penzance (Poltair), St Austell, Saltash (St Barnabas), Isles Of Scilly (St Mary’s), and Bude (Stratton).