On Saturday December 3rd, a demonstration will be held against cuts to some of the services of West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance.
Hands Off Our Hospital – a new campaign established to fight against cuts towards WCH, has issued a demand to have services such as a recently closed ward with 28 beds, re-opened and for the installment of a permanent 24 hour doctor in the Accident and Emergency department.
Long, has been the battle for WCH, with marches taking place over the years, while ‘Royal’ Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) do everything they can to diminish care in Penwith whilst sticking two fingers up at the tax-paying populace.
Most people would agree that it is an affront that the people of West Penwith have to travel a round-trip of up to 75 miles to Treliske for services that should be closer to home. This is a greater distance than a round-trip from Liverpool to Manchester! Would the people of these cities tolerate this?
Having no 24-hour doctor-led acute care also puts lives at risk.
As father says, “Who’s takin’ the piss outta who?”.
Join in the demonstration/march at 11am on Saturday December 3rd, outside St John’s Hall, Penzance.