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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe ; List of hospitals facing closure (including Dorset); i Team investigation

From i newspaper

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

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The full list of the 19 hospitals facing closure

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DORSET (according to i Team):

Acute hospitals closing or at risk of closure: Dorset – merger of Royal Bournemouth and Poole

Hospital Community hospitals facing closure or redesignation: St Leonards, Dorset : Alderney, Dorset

The cuts and changes your local NHS is planning
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Reconfiguration of 13 community hospitals with closure of three sites for “other purposes” at St Leonards, Alderney and Westhaven.

Some services to be withdrawn from community hospitals in Weymouth and Poole.

Paediatric services potentially shared with Somerset.

Very premature babies (born at 27-32 weeks) to no longer be cared for at Dorset County Hospital.

Overall reduction in number of beds from 1,810 to 1,570.

NHS plans too explosive for the public to see

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STPs (Sustainability and Transformation Plans): How they will shake up the NHS and what they mean for you

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NHS crisis revealed: 24 A&E units marked for closure or downgrading

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How £18m of taxpayers’ money was spent on private consultants to plan NHS cuts

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