Poltair Hospital Closure

Poltair Hospital is closed because of staff shortages but there are calls to reopen it to solve problems at The Royal Cornwall Hospital.

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Beds crisis at Cornish hospital

There are calls for a community hospital to be re-opened following a bed blocking crisis.

More than fifty patients at the Royal Cornwall, who were "medically fit" to leave can't be discharged because of a lack of back up care. 14 operations have also been cancelled.

Poltair Hospital in Penzance has been temporarily closed for a year while its future is decided.

Now the local MP and a health watchdog want it reopened. Steve Hardy reports.


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