Council tells care groups to finish ten-year review

27 Sep 01
A council has urged local primary care groups to end years of uncertainty for patients by completing a review of services by November.

28 September 2001

Tandridge District Council said this week that it was 'uneasy' over further delays in a review of primary care services in Oxted, Surrey.

Following a council-led campaign, East Surrey health authority agreed to turn Oxted and Limpsfield War Memorial Hospital into a nursing home with NHS beds. However, local PCGs, which are due to take over the hospital as part of a new primary care trust, are now reviewing these plans.

Philip Thomas, the council's chief executive, said: 'We have been going round in circles for ten years. Just when we thought we had a solution a new part of NHS admin comes along and decides to take another look at it.'


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