The Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is planning massive cuts to health services in Devon as part of their Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). The STP will devastate the services we all depend on and must be stopped. At a time of black and red alerts with hospitals across Devon in crisis only a fool can think about introducing the STP. Fools unfortunately blindly obey orders from above. The CCG plan to:
- cut 590 acute and community beds across Devon.
- cut half of the remaining community hospital beds in East Devon.
- cut hundreds of nurses and access to continuing care.
- cut acute services in North Devon
They have not yet mentioned the cuts and downgrading of GP services. These fools really believe when it comes to cuts (efficiency savings !) that “there are no red lines”. They claim to be able to deliver a better health service at the same time as making cuts to the tune of £550 million in Devon alone.
On 1st April communities across Devon will put a red line around each and every hospital. This will be a visible statement of our own red line “No cuts to any health services anywhere in Devon”.