Exmouth could be set to lose inpatient beds

PUBLISHED: 10:20 22 September 2016 | UPDATED: 13:09 22 September 2016

Exmouth hospital entrance. Photo by Terry Ife ref exe 4432-48-11TI

Exmouth hospital entrance. Photo by Terry Ife ref exe 4432-48-11TI

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A consultation of the future care in East Devon could leave Exmouth hospital without any beds.

A draft consultation document identifies four options for consolidating community hospital beds – two of which would see Exmouth all of its 18 beds.

Option A, which has been recommended as the preferred option, would see 16 beds remain at Exmouth Hospital, as would option B.

However, under option C and D the 16 bed allocation would go to Whipton.

NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group CCG will be discussing whether to go ahead with the consultation at a meeting on Wednesday (September 28).

The cuts are intended to help plug a £384million deficit by 2020/21.

If given the go ahead on Wednesday, the consultation will begin on Friday, October 7, for 13 weeks.


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