TOWN COUNCIL PLAN TO GET HOSPITAL DESIGNATED AS A COMMUNITY ASSET
Nov16

TOWN COUNCIL PLAN TO GET HOSPITAL DESIGNATED AS A COMMUNITY ASSET

Okehampton Councillors have voted in favour of registering the town’s hospital as an Asset of Community Value, in order to secure its future. The proposal to apply for the official designation was put forward by Okehampton Mayor, Jan Goffey. It would mean that the council would be notified in advance if there was an attempt to sell-off the site by the owners, PropCo (the National Health Service Property Services Ltd). It would also...

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SERIOUS THREAT TO YOUR PHARMACY
Oct19

SERIOUS THREAT TO YOUR PHARMACY

A Leeds based company Pharmacy 2U are blitzing the South West with television ads and mail shots encouraging people to use their prescription service. Pharmacy 2U are taking advantage of the fact that Health Centres are able to issue prescriptions in an electronic format. It sounds a great idea but has some serious pitfalls. The Pharmacy 2U operation depends on the Royal Mail, so if you are not at home you may have your prescription...

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Maternity unit in Okehampton to remain closed
Oct05

Maternity unit in Okehampton to remain closed

A further blow has been dealt to Okehampton Hospital after the NHS trust in charge announced that its maternity unit will remain closed into the New Year. The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has blamed ‘ongoing staff vacancies and long-term sickness absence’ for its decision to extend the closure of the birth centres at Okehampton and Honiton hospitals. A statement from the trust, said: ‘The extension means that women will...

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Tests on cladding at hospital
Sep17

Tests on cladding at hospital

Grenfell Tower constructors involved in construction of Newton Abbot Hospital Fire safety tests have been undertaken on the cladding used in the construction of Newton Abbot Community Hospital, The Moorlander has been told. The tests follow the Grenfell Tower fire on the 14th of June in which it is expected that at least 80 people were killed. According to the Financial Times, the Rydon Group led the refurbishment of Grenfell in north...

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