Councillors meet with Scott Mann re overnight medical care at Stratton

Councillor Peter La Broy has issued a statement about the Stratton Treatment Centre overnight service on his Facebook page.

He explains:

David Parsons and I travelled to Truro this morning to meet with our MP Scott Mann to discuss the withdrawal of overnight service at Stratton Community Treatment Centre.

To say we are astonished and upset at this decision is an understatement, as we have been left high and dry with no place to visit providing emergency medical treatment overnight.

Scott is fully supportive of Stratton Hospital and is prepared to work with us to help secure the future of our local health service.

Scott said: “We have come together today to discuss the statement issued by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health and Care Partnership. We have committed today to cross party working together towards a short and long term solution to provide more services at Stratton Hospital. In the short term I will speak to Geoffrey Cox and Matt Hancock to ensure the overnight services are returned in March or earlier; and after that to remain on a permanent basis.

In the long term we will work together to support provision of key worker housing for staff working out of Stratton Hospital and to use the hospital facilities along with the technological innovations available to us to provide a reliable service in the long term’.

Also at the meetimg was Rob Rotchell who is the Cornwall Councillor responsible for adult and social healthcare. We made it clear to Scott how critical it is for our community to have this service restored as soon as possible as we believe the withdrawal of overnight care represents a threat to life.

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