We have been sent the latest update form the Edward Hain Community Hospital, following their community engagement consultation.
The local community was asked about the impact on their lives if the hospital had to close permanently, and what measures could be taken to alleviate those issues.
Following the consultation a recommendation will now be made to NHS Kernow’s Governing Body that Edward Hain Community Hospital is not viable for health or care provision, and that:
- Inpatient beds should remain permanently closed.
- Existing community clinics should be re-located to a St Ives location (Stennack Surgery being a viable option).
- Penwith Primary Care Network (PCN) continues to develop the local model of care, using feedback as appropriate from the 4 week public engagement process, and in the light of certainty about the future role of Edward Hain Community Hospital.
- Penwith PCN continues to involve the community with the model of care development through the existing Penwith Integrated Care Forum.
- An offer of support is made to Penwith Integrated Care Forum to consider how the community would want to celebrate the role that Edward Hain Community Hospital and the Edward Hain family has played over the last century, co-creating an appropriate commemoration with local people and the League of Friends.
You can read the full report on the consultation, and current situation here. Edward Hain Community Hospital stakeholder update
The next steps are to present the findings of the consultation to Cornwall Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 25 November. NHS Kernow’s Governing Body will meet on 1 December 2020 in public to decide the future of the hospital, based on the consultation findings and report.
Information on the engagement undertaken in Penwith and St Ives is available on NHS Kernow’s website.
Alternatively if you have any questions about this work you can email NHS Kernow’s engagement team via firstname.lastname@example.org.