Why is Tiverton Community Hospital retaining 32 beds when some other community hospitals are being closed?

Apparently, as explained at a recent consultation, it is run as a Private Finance Hospital (PFI) and its contract cannot be broken.

So the rest of our district has to lose beds to keep it at its full capacity, even if that is too high.

Not what we want to hear.

Here is a Daily Telegraph article from 2015 explaining the situation: