Sunday, January 13, 2008

"Closer to Home" Public Meeting Tomorrow

The Whitehaven public meeting about the "Closer to Home" hospital proposals is tomorrow at 7pm in the Civic Hall.

This meeting will probably focus on the future of West Cumberland Hospital, though the proposals also affect community hospitals and GP services.

Several more public meetings are planned including one in Millom on 21st January.

There have been encouraging signs in the past four days that the logjam of discussion between the trust and local doctors is beginning to move, and that a new consensus on issues like bed numbers may emerge which will address some of the public's main concerns.

However, it is still extremely important that there is a strong turnout to show how strongly the public feels about the need to support our hospitals.


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