Health and Social Care: Plymouth

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11 October 2016.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter 12:00, 11 October 2016

When the Minister is in Devon, will he meet patients’ groups and NHS staff, who are very worried about the proposals under the Government’s Orwellian Success regime, which include the closure of scores of community hospital beds, including the only community hospital beds in Exeter at Whipton hospital? Although it may make sense to integrate, and it certainly makes sense to move money from beds and buildings to better care for people in their homes, does he accept that it is simply not deliverable against a backdrop of massive cuts in social care budgets?