Futures Forum: The future of Sidmouth's hospital >>> protesting at the NHS public consultation on Monday 7th Nov
Futures Forum: The future of East Devon's hospitals >>> Meeting to consult on bed closures: Monday 7th November in Sidmouth >>> Demonstation: Tuesday 8th November in Exeter
The Herald lets us know today that places for the event are being booked up very quickly:
Register to have your say on plans to cut community hospital beds in East Devon
Register to have your say on plans to cut community hospital beds in East Devon - Home - Sidmouth Herald
Meanwhile, the county's MPs have been making a point in Parliament:
Futures Forum: The NHS and 'sloganising' in Devon >>> and meanwhile, the 'Success Regime' claims that hospital beds are "unused" and care at home is "more efficient"...
Futures Forum: Hospital beds and social care: "The NHS will not be able to care properly for the growing population of frail older people unless the availability of social care increases in line with rising need."
The MP for Totnes and chair of the Health Select Committee is also urging for action to be taken:
Devon MP Sarah Wollaston attacks ministers over NHS cash claims | Plymouth Herald
£10 billion extra funding to the NHS government claim is incorrect, says Dr Sarah Wollaston | Torquay Herald Express
NHS spending will be 'considerably less' than Government claims says Tory head of health committee - ITV News
No 10 insists there WILL be a £10bn boost for the NHS | Daily Mail Online
And the context is made clear by the national press: A&Es are refusing to take patients parked outside in ambulances | Daily Mail Online
Almost half of NHS authorities to cut hospital beds and third to close A&E - Telegraph
The Ottery Councillor and member of the County's health committee has written to East Devon's MP:
Hugo Swire please back Sarah Wollaston and urge chancellor for more NHS and social care funding - Claire Wright .