A&E overloads and campaigns against closures – the NHS this week

Sentinel News

South Western Ambulance VX09FYPBy Richard Grimes

Cuts

The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust has revealed plans to make savings of £15 million this year – with £10 million of that being cut from the staffing bill. Unions say that this could mean losing up to 290 staff posts.

Health chiefs want to axe 500 acute beds across north-west London to prevent a £1 billion overspend in health and social care in the next five years. The area has already seen the closure of two A&Es and a maternity unit under a separate shake-up, which continues next month with the closure of the paediatric department at Ealing hospital.

Fifteen young people have been waiting longer than 18 weeks to get help for mental health issues in the East Riding, including three who have been waiting longer than a year.

Two GP practices in Bradford will close in September.

Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group…

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