MP visits the hospital saved by the people

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Johnny Mercer, MP for Plymouth Moor View, has visited Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in the city and described it as “a brilliant example of the independent sector in the NHS working well.”

Mr Mercer met with staff and patients at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre which, at the end of last year, was threatened with closure. It was ultimately saved by the support of patients and the determination of owner Care UK to keep it open.

Following a meeting with Patricia Warwick, Hospital Director, and a tour of the facility where he met patients and staff, Mr Mercer said: “We need to have an informed debate about the NHS and how it delivers care to patients. Clearly arrangements like we have here at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre work, and the only thing which should drive change in the NHS are good patient outcomes and access to excellent care where and when it is needed.”

Patricia Warwick, Hospital Director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, added: “We were delighted to welcome Johnny to the hospital. He is very knowledgeable about the overall health environment, both nationally and locally, and we were pleased that he was so happy with what he saw here. He was very complimentary about the way in which we work and the fact that our patients sit at the heart of everything that we do.”

NHS patients across Devon and Cornwall can choose to have their treatment at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, and the choice should be offered by their GP and the Devon Referral Service.

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