Plans to close Teignmouth Hospital slammed by former MP

Full story at Devon Live 30 April 2018

Teignmouth’s former MP has slammed plans to close the first purpose build NHS Hospital in the UK as part of a bid to create a new health centre in the town.

The purpose-built site could see Teignmouth’s three GP practices– Channel View, Teign Estuary and Teignmouth Medical Practice – co-located with the multi-disciplinary health and wellbeing team, voluntary sector partners, and some outpatie​nt clinics, but would see the closure of the current Teignmouth Hospital in Mill Lane.

But Richard Younger-Ross, who was the Liberal Democrat MP for Teignbridge between 2001 and 2010, has called for the hospital to stay open as it would provide a much needed local health care service and is an important historic milestone in the development of the NHS.