Plans to move Notts hospital services into community and close 200 beds ‘a cover for cuts’

Plans to move more hospital services into the community and close 200 beds across Nottinghamshire is ‘a cover for cuts’ according to a local campaign group.

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for health and social care services across Notts was one of 44 drafted across the UK in November.

It outlines how health services will improve locally despite a need to reduce spending.

Notts’ STP is still in its first draft stage, with patients and groups still giving feedback, and a second draft is expected this summer.

One of the major changes involved moving services from the QMC, City Hospital and King’s Mill Hospital into the community to free space and close beds.

Full Article on Notts TV 21st February 2017