Tories pressing ahead with NHS closures in spite of pandemic

At least ten closures scheduled during expected crisis period

A Tory programme of closures of hospitals and walk-in centres is proceeding amid the coronavirus pandemic. The following facilities are affected:

  • Orsett Hospital
  • Shipley Hospital
  • Eastbourne Walk-In Centre
  • Poole A&E
  • Sittingbourne Dementia Unit
  • Angel Medical Centre
  • Cricklewood Walk-In
  • Soho Walk-In
  • Swindon Walk-In

The closures are scheduled to take place within the 12-18 month window predicted for the coronavirus crisis. At the same time, the Tories have announced emergency measures to free up NHS beds, because they acknowledge there will be shortages at the peak of the pandemic.

The Conservatives have already closed more than 17,000 beds – 6.2 million annual bed days – since 2010, fuelling the NHS crisis that has become a constant feature of the UK’s health service.

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4 responses to “Tories pressing ahead with NHS closures in spite of pandemic

  1. That can’t be true I distinctly remember our eminent(sic) ‘leader’ saying that he would be responsible for building 40 new hospital and the sycophants in the Cabinet baying the same tune.

  2. get Brexit done ! vote Tory you know it makes sense , we don’t need a NHS , just take it on the chin and let it move through society .
    Oh and Richturd Branston of course you can have a few billion for your pvte hosp , all in a good cause yah know .
    And JCB digger sales will soar , lots of pits to dig you know
    Now wash your hands ,

  3. We will discover the true cost of the Tory NHS cuts and hospital closures within weeks. Presumably Bozo has ordered the 000s of tents required to replace the hospitals lost!

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