Don’t miss chance to have your say on plans to cut community hospital beds across East Devon

Sidmouth Victoria Hospital Ref shs 3264-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

Sidmouth Victoria Hospital Ref shs 3264-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton. - Credit: Archant

Deadline looms on January 6

People are urged to have their say on plans to cut hospital beds across East Devon before the consultation closing date on January 6.

Proposals - that could see Sidmouth lose its inpatient unit - have met with widespread opposition and more than 5,000 residents have signed petitions opposing the changes.

Health bosses say a move towards a home-based model of care will help plug a predicted £384million deficit by 2020/21, and improve patient care.

Respond to the consultation at www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk, or paper copies are available at the town’s library, leisure centres, hospital and GP surgeries. Call 01392 267642 to request a copy.


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