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Whittington plans revised

The Whittington Hospital will today go public with a "new strategy" to restructure its services, after its board axed plans to sell-off of property and cut a number of jobs.

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Whittington restructuring plans to 'meet future needs'

Whittington Health’s medical director for integrated care has welcomed a revision of plans to restructure Whittington Hospital.

Dr Greg Battle speaking to ITV London last week. Credit: ITV London

Dr Greg Battle said: “I appreciate people’s concerns and reservations on moving care into the community.

"I would like to reassure everyone that medical advances mean there has been a reduction in lengths of stay in hospital and the evidence is that patients recover much better when they are at home.

"Regarding hospital beds, we have reviewed our bed requirements and will retain the overall number of beds while they are needed and commissioned - to ensure patients are treated within national standards and to meet future needs".

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