Oct 14th, 2016
Save Bolsover Hospital
By Robin Priestley
A campaign was recently set up by Angela Blair in order to save Bolsover Hospital.
Why is this important?
This hospital has been slowly ‘run down’ by the closure of two wards and now the CCG want to completely close it.
This is part of a review of services provided in North Derbyshire which include the closure of other community hospitals.
This review is titled ” Better Care Closer To Home” , however many of us do not believe that the planned changes will work and that patients will receive a poorer service.
The plans have been put to public consultation HOWEVER the CCG have NOT notified all households to publicise this as promised , hence many do not know of the proposed changes which include providing care in nursing homes and the patients own home. Meaning family will be involved in the care role, rather than a community hospital following discharge from the Royal Hospital.
This hospital provides a service to Chesterfield residents ( not just those of Bolsover) so the result of the closures will be felt by many.
More information can be found at : http://www.joinedupcare.org.uk
If this something close to your heart PLEASE SIGN the petition below: