Futures Forum: Health and politics in East Devon
A motion has come forward by the Devon authorities:
Futures Forum: County Council to consider "taking a strong position on protecting our community hospitals and a strong position on resisting any future plans to sell off the buildings"
The independent Councillor for Ottery has chaired a review on these issues:
No more community hospital bed closures, recommends Devon Health Scrutiny report
No more community hospital bed closures, recommends Devon Health Scrutiny report - Claire Wright
Dr Slot had raised his concerns earlier in the year:
Futures Forum: "The loss of community hospital beds was intended to be offset by increasing the capacity of community care... Unfortunately there is not sufficient capacity in the home care services to do this job."
Futures Forum: "Put more money into care services to help overflowing hospitals"
The report was rejected on Thursday:
Halt on more community hospital bed closures proposal defeated by Conservatives - Claire Wright