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AXMINSTER: Doctors deplore lack of consultation by NHS
Thursday, 10 April 2014
CONCERN OVER HOW DECISIONS ARE MADE ABOUT FUTURE OF HOSPITAL
AXMINSTER?doctors have issued a joint statement this week “deploring” lack of consultation by NHS officials and expressing concern about how decisions are being made over the future of Axminster Hospital.
The statement comes after health bosses admitted last week that the 10 in-patients beds at Axminster Hospital, reduced from 18, were “under review”.
The Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and Nothern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust are the organisations responsible for commissioning and providing healthcare services in Axminster and were responding to strong rumours that an important statement concerning the future of Axminster Hospital was about to be made.
It was rumoured that all beds in the hospital were to be shut down and some even feared the hospital would be closed.
NHS officials said there were no plans to close the hospital but they did not consult with local doctors before responding to these rumours.
A statement “deploring” a lack of consultation has now been issued by Dr J.A. Vann on behalf of Dr P.J.R Taylor; Dr J.G Halford; Dr J.M Allen; Dr S.A Ellis; Dr B.N McKenna; Dr S.J Mount, Dr E.P Guinness & Dr L.C Crosby.
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