Facebook page post:
““Lest we forget”
Over the past few years as a result of piecemeal demolition of our NHS in Devon we have lost ALL the inpatient beds at 20 community hospitals, named below, from across Devon.
Many of these hospitals have been closed down completely and others have been turned into “hubs” providing some limited health services to day patients. [Many of these services are provided by private businesses and have to be paid for]
This means we have lost a staggering 71% of our community beds across Devon, most in the last year.( In North Devon we have only 16 beds remaining at South Molton and these are now under threat).
They now want to make further cuts to our health services and we are told when it comes to cuts to, “think the unthinkable” as they aim to cut £557 million from Devon’s health budget.
If they even think about implementing these cuts, then they should be prepared for the anger that will follow, and they should be prepared to “think the unthinkable” as far as the opposition that they will face.
All beds now closed at these community hospitals:
Bideford Community Hospital
Holsworthy Community Hospital
Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe
Lynton and lynmouth Hospital
Torrington Community Hospital
Ashburton and Buckfastleigh Community Hospital
Bovey Tracey Community Hospital
Brixham Community Hospital
Dartmouth and Kingswear Community Hospital
Paignton Community Hospital
Teignmouth Community Hospital
Budleigh Salterton Hospital
Exeter Community Hospital (Whipton)
Moretonhampstead Community Hospital
Okehampton Community Hospital
Ottery St Mary Hospital
Seaton Community Hospital”