Petition Fund re-opening of Community Hospital Beds for local vulnerable sick people.
Earmark NHS funds specifically for this purpose
Re-appraise holistic needs of local vulnerable patients.
Re-appraise mental health impact on visiting relatives forced to undertake a 50 mile round trip on public transport
Consider how this action would impact on overstretched district hospitals.
For example our community hospital was opened in 1988.
Funds were raised by local people with the fundamental aim to provide inpatient beds for local people. Beds were subsequently closed in stages due to funding cuts. Now run as health hub which has benefits but does not best meet the needs of local vulnerable patients.
Government to earmark funds for this purpose only so that money is not filtered to other "needs" and to accept local people need local inpatient beds funded by NHS
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