Health chiefs cut £8.5m ‘without any warning’

A key health service is set to be cut in West Herts, which could have a “catastrophic” effect upon the county’s entire health economy.

Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which oversees healthcare across the county, is set to end its £8.5 million funding of measures to stop bed-blocking in hospital from April.

But it is claimed that this could bring parts of hospital care to a “standstill”, while imperilling a number of key health reviews such as Your Care, Your Future and the Service Transformation Plan (STP).

Full story in Hemel Today 9 December 2016