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MP George lobbies minister over Penzance health campus

By cmjohnw  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

MP George lobbies minister over Penzance health campus

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West Cornwall MP Andrew George believes that a replacement facility for Poltair Hospital could be housed at the St Clare site in Penzance.

He is calling on health chiefs to fully evaluate the opportunity to establish a purpose-built primary care health campus at St Clare now that the consultation ton the future usage of Poltair Hospital is having its ‘options evaluated’.

Following discussions with the clinical lead, Dr Neil Walden, Mr George wrote to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, and the Head of NHS Property Services, Simon Holden, to seek their support of ensuring that any capital realised from the sale of the Poltair site could be reinvested in a primary care health project.

Mr George said: “Reinvesting capital receipts from the Poltair site on a new purpose built primary care health campus on the St Clare site was not amongst the five options presented to the local community when the consultation itself commenced last year.

“Nevertheless, it is never too late to introduce a proposal which would best meet the needs of the local community and achieve wide ranging local support.”

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