1. ITV Report

Bodmin Treatment Centre to close

NHS Kernow ended the contract of the company that runs it. Photo: ITV West Country

NHS Kernow has announced the closure of Bodmin Treatment Centre.

It is expected that services will be transferred to The Royal Cornwall Hospital.

There was widespread local anger at the time that NHS Kernow announced that it was not renewing the contract with the current health care provider.

NHS Kernow says:

NHS Kernow commissions Ramsay Health Care UK to provide a range of NHS non-emergency electiveservices from Bodmin Treatment Centre and the Duchy Hospital in Truro.

NHS Kernow and Ramsay Health Care have been in discussion to extend its contract since September 2016 – the third short-term extension Ramsay Health Care UK has agreed since 2005 to keep the service running – to allow NHS Kernow time to plan for the possible re-procurement of a new service at Bodmin Treatment Centre, but neither party was able to reach an agreement. This means that all NHS services will no longer be provided from Bodmin Treatment Centre from 31 March 2017.