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After the workshop held on 23 April 2019, we were asked to reduce the area of focus covered by the following 3 GP surgeries. This is because the residents felt the above was a more natural community.
The practices have a registered population of around 19,500. 8,000 are registered with Fowey GP practice.
The hospital’s minor injury unit (MIU) closed in 2015. This was due to low use and concerns about maintaining adequate staff skills. There were 59 attendances in the 12 months before it closed. When someone attended the MIU, the ward staff were required to attend. Fowey surgery now provides a minor injury service.
In March 2016 the inpatient beds were reduced from 10 to 6. This was due to fire safety concerns. The remaining inpatient beds temporarily closed in August 2016. This was because of infection control concerns about the building’s condition. 130 people were admitted to an inpatient bed in the previous 12 months.
CFT has since talked to a range of people about the type of support most beneficial to the community. As part of this work, the lack of local care home provision was identified. Work was undertaken to review the potential to redevelop the hospital site as a 30 bed nursing home. Fowey Parish Council discussed this at a meeting in April 2018.
The surgeries also allow some dedicated time to provide care homes with telephone support. This is to reduce the chance of avoidable weekend admissions. The surgeries are working with NHS Kernow towards the future provision of a same day service. This may include a walk in provision.
We have some key information that includes people who are resident in Fowey, Lostwithiel, Middleway, St Austell and Mevagissey.
This tells us that: