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Camp Hill cottage hospital?

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:00

From Godfrey Holtby, Totland:
I understand the recent long waiting times for patients in A&E at St Mary’s Hospital have been due to an amalgam of influenza, shortage of medical staff and another shortage — beds. Bed blocking has been problem for the NHS for many years.
That “no beds available” is , in part, because of the disposal of cottage hospitals by local councils eager for the cash value of the sites for development.
I suggest this is similar to the problem at St Mary’s.
It is reported the IW Council is considering a move to the former Camp Hill prison. Why? Again it is reported the council’s current building is too big and it is ugly. That the council is able to squander funds on such a move must be irritating to the tax-payers of this Island, who are constantly being berated it is cash-strapped.
Why not develop Camp Hill into a cottage hospital? I understand £12 million was spent in 2007 on refurbishment. What that entailed I do not know but here is a substantial building, a stone’s throw from St Mary’s which could do so much to alleviate the Island’s only hospital.

 


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