As recently reported in the Cornish Guardian and on the BBC, the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has been placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission. It is possible that management of services may be passed to Cornwall Council.

Reports by the commission found that no improvements had been made following an earlier inspection in December 2016.

In fact, it found that 554 cardiology patients had experienced appointment delays in the six-month period.

Shockingly, four patients with vision problems had suffered partial or complete loss of sight whilst waiting for treatment.

Despite recognition of the good quality of critical care and young people’s services, the reports identified the Trust overall as ‘inadequate’ with a specific focus on maternity, surgery and outpatient care.

The Cornish Guardian quotes local MP Steve Double as saying that “The NHS staff on the ground are dedicated and do their best for the patients…What this report shows is that this is clearly a failure of the management and systems at the hospital.”

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