When is a hospital not a hospital?

Can we nail the belief, shared by MP Hugo Swire, that “no hospitals are going to close” in the Lack-of-Success Regime’s plans for East Devon.

When you take away ALL the hospital beds from a hospital you are left with a so-called “health hub” which takes out-patient appointments and, if you are lucky, some minor procedures. It is NOT a hospital.

If, during one of those minor procedures, you suffer a serious problem and need to be an in-patient or need to receive emergency care, you will be transferred to a REAL hospital – if you can find one.

Maybe the next step is to designate residential homes as “low impact hospitals” and nursing homes as “satellite hospitals”. After all, polytechnics became universities overnight, so anything is possible.