During the past 18 months the NHS and Cornwall Council have been working with people who live and work in these areas to understand what health and care services are needed in the community, as part of work to create a health and care system that’s fit for the 21st century, and put the person and their needs at the heart of these plans.
As part of this work, we are now looking at the future use of three community hospitals in St Ives, Fowey and Saltash, which have each been closed for several years, as part of plans to create sustainable, joined-up, community-based care in or near people’s homes. The hospitals integral to this transformation are St Barnabas, Saltash; Fowey; and Edward Hain, St Ives.
As we continue to shape our thinking around how people would like their health and care needs met both now and in the future, we have already begun to ensure that people who live, work and rely on services in these communities are involved in developing our plans every step of the way.
These pages will contain information about our progress, our plans, the different ways you can get involved in our work, and have your say on any future proposals about the future of the community hospitals.