Doctors speak out against community hospital closures in North Norfolk

The EDP reports HERE that doctors in North Walsham are united in their opposition to the closure of community hospital beds in North Norfolk.

I have written about this issue before, but it is clear that North Norfolk will suffer dreadfully as a result of the new Norfolk Primary Care Trust having to balance its budget after it failed to receive the level of grant from the Labour government needed in order to maintain services.

Norman Lamb, MP for North Norfolk and now Lib Dem shadow Health Secretary has said he intends to visit all the community hospitals in Norfolk that face closure and cuts (he is no stranger to them anyway as he regularly visits all the ones in his North Norfolk constituency) over the Christmas period.

This time of year, the elderly and inform who rely on community hospitals as their "local" health care providers, need some re-assurance from government, not fears and worries. It is good news that the doctors are supporting local people, it is just shame that the government won't !

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