A year on, and it seems this plan is still very much a work in progress, and patients who may previously have been moved to a cottage hospital
for after care following surgery or urgent medical intervention are occupying badly needed beds.
One test of his goodwill is how much money he extracts from Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to maintain existing cottage hospitals
and perhaps open a few more.
The trial is being conducted at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Karen Jennings, head of health at Unison, said, 'The decision to close many cottage hospitals
across the country is driven by panic rather than patient need.
Ms Hewitt said not all existing Victorian cottage hospitals
were suitable for delivering modern NHS services.
Our goal has always been to reach a fair outcome but the real impact will be for our members who may once again access the services of Cottage hospitals
in Santa Barbara area.
The NHS is proposing to end in-patient services at six small rural cottage hospitals
in Cumbria ( at Alston, Keswick, Brampton, Cockermouth, Maryport and Millom.
Barton-under-Needwood Cottage Hospital
Action Group said the proposal was out of step with the Government's latest health plans which supported the concept of cottage hospitals
Therefore, for the first time in 74 years, I write to you objecting most strongly to the proposals being floated to close or reduce local north Wales cottage hospitals
A CASH injection of pounds 750million is to save 100 threatened cottage hospitals
, the Government announced yesterday.