Stratton Hospital MIU
I was recently contacted by Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust who informed me that they had made the hard decision to temporarily implement night closures of the Minor Injuries Unit at Stratton Hospital.
They have informed me that this decision is mainly due to attendance rates being low after 10pm. I have, however, been assured that inpatient beds to support local people on discharge and outpatient clinics will not be affected.
Concerns have also been raised by constituents over distance to other NHS services and staffing levels at Stratton hospital. I have spoken with the Mayor of Bude-Stratton about key worker housing and how we can make the challenges around staffing easier.
In my capacity as Member of Parliament for North Cornwall I will continue to liaise with the community, local groups and the NHS to explore how changes to service can be managed, and how a broader range of services can be provided.