During the past 18 months the NHS and Cornwall Council have been working with people who live and work in St Ives, Fowey and Saltash to understand what health and care services are needed in the community, as part of work to create a health and care system that’s fit for the 21st century, and put the person and their needs at the heart of these plans.
As part of this work, Kernow CCG is now looking at the future use of three community hospitals in St Ives, Fowey and Saltash, which have each been closed for several years, as part of plans to create sustainable, joined-up, community-based care in or near people’s homes. The hospitals integral to this transformation are St Barnabas Community Hospital in Saltash, Fowey Community Hospital, and Edward Hain Community Hospital in St Ives.
KCCG has a sereis of pages on its website to show the development of plans for these areas, which can be found by clicking on the town names, above.
These pages will contain information about progress, plans, the different ways you can get involved, and there is also space to have your say on any future proposals about the future of the community hospitals.
You can find out more details on the KCCG website.
There were stakeholder meetings last week, which we were requested not to share widely, but KCCG is open to input from interested, relevant organisations.
For more information, contact Engagement at NHS Kernow CCG on KCCG.Engagement@nhs.net.