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.

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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