Halt to hospital cuts is called for by Devon County Council

A pause in planned cuts to hospital services across the county is being called for by Devon County Council.

There has been widespread public opposition to the cuts to acute and hospital beds proposed to head off a multi-million deficit in health services.

Now the council is calling on the Government and NHS England to provide fair funding for health services in Devon.

Councillors agreed unanimously this week that until health services in Devon are properly funded it was not possible to judge what the deficit was and if any action was needed to balance the books.

At a meeting on Thursday, Devon County Council’s Conservative leader John Hart called on all councillors to support the move which had been suggested by the all-party health scrutiny committee.

Full Article on The Exeter Express & Echo 10 December 2016