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.
Even the existence of cottage hospitals
and the medical care that they dispensed apparently had less impact on midwives than the building of new roadways that allowed motorized ground transportation which eclipsed traditional ocean and waterway travel and created new social and community networks.
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.
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.
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.
The Prime Minister has been urged to intervene and overturn proposals to close a cottage hospital
I was treated with great skill and kindness by all the staff and found the smaller scale of the cottage hospital
A CASH injection of pounds 750million is to save 100 threatened cottage hospitals
, the Government announced yesterday.
WHILE I have frequently criticised some of the spendthrift policies of some Welsh Assembly AMs, I should pay tribute to the excellent care and support that I have always received from both Glan Clwyd and Holywell Cottage hospitals
, and when needed, home carers, ever since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1980, and later with prostate cancer and diabetes.
under threat from closure will be saved and 50 new ones built in a radical NHS shake-up.