Having got back from the meeting earlier, I can say I learnt something of the predicament they are in. it is clear if the government had not cut PCT funding last year in favour of transferring funds to PCT's in the north (Labour areas ?), they would not be in the position they are in now.
Interestingly, they (the PCT) are also suffering from debt they did not incur, but were instead lumbered with a share of costs towards the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital PFI (Labour's first flagship PFI).
Despite the fact that they said nothing had been decided, I still feel that they have made their minds up. The general feeling from the meeting from people in attendance was they if we lose any community hospitals, they will never re-open and the plans they have to reduce costs will result in more pressure on the voluntary sector and on carers who are often family members.