Residents in Bude and the surrounding parishes are invited along to an extraordinary meeting of Bude Community Network Panel next week.
The meeting will take place at 7 pm on Thursday 14 February in the Main Hall of Bude Parkhouse Centre at Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude, EX23 8LD.
The session will provide an opportunity to hear an update on the current temporary overnight closure of Stratton Hospital Minor Injuries Unit.
Tamsyn Anderson, Director of Primary Care at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, will give the update.
Cornwall Councillor Nicky Chopak, Chair of Bude Community Network Panel, said: “Everyone is welcome to come along and find out what’s happening with the current temporary overnight closure of Stratton Hospital.
“You’ll be able to ask questions and give your views, so please take the opportunity to come along.”
The extraordinary meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.
Bude Community Network Panel meets several times a year to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners, including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services.
The Panel’s priorities include health, public transport, asset and service devolution, affordable housing, highways, traffic and parking issues.
Bude Community Network Panel includes all four Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 11 town and parish councils in the community network: Bude-Stratton, Jacobstow, Kilkhampton, Launcells, Marhamchurch, Morwenstow, North Tamerton, Poundstock, St. Gennys, Week St. Mary and Whitstone.
Following next week’s meeting, the next meeting of Bude Community Network Panel will be on April 8 at Bude Parkhouse Centre.
For more information about the Bude Community Network Panel meetings please ring 01579 341482 or email Zoe.Bernard-John@cornwall.gov.uk .
Meanwhile, from a patient perspective, here is a comment from Lorraine via our Facebook page:
Our son nearly died 2 years ago, he had a severe hypo, his blood sugar dropped dangerously low, he was lucky to come out of it, and also not to have been brain damaged. That morning, when he collapsed, we put him in the car and drove to Stratton MIU, he was treated straight away; had we waited for an ambulance, he probably wouldn’t be here now. They have already closed the MIU ‘temporarily’ overnight. If Stratton Minor Injury Unit closes our nearest hospitals are Barnstaple Hospital (NDDH) – 36.3 miles – 57 mins – Derriford – 43.8 – 1hr 14 mins Treliske – 54.2 miles – 1hr 19 mins – Exeter Hospital – 55.9 miles – 1hr 14 mins There is a meeting to discuss plans at 7 pm on Thursday 14th February 2019, Ivor Potter Hall, Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude EX23 8LD.
Meeting Title: Extraordinary Meeting of Bude Community Network Panel
Date: Thursday 14th February 2019
Start Time: 7.00pm
Finish Time: 8.30pm
Location: Main Hall, Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude, EX23 8LD Map – Parkhouse Centre. There is parking in the main car park beside.
1. Health & Safety Information (Chair/Community Link Officer)
2. Introductions and Apologies
3. Address by Tamsyn Anderson, Director of Primary Care (Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), concerning the current temporary overnight closure of the Minor Injuries Unit at Stratton Community Hospital
4. Questions and Answers
6. Next Meeting Date: 8th April 2019