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MK condemns possible loss of cancer services
The Deputy Leader of Mebyon Kernow has spoken out against NHS England’s plan to centralise some cancer treatments out of Cornwall.

Cllr Loveday Jenkin, who serves on Cornwall Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said:

“It is simply unacceptable that the extent of radiotherapy provision in Cornwall may be reduced and centralised into Devon, making it harder and harder for Cornish families to access vital health services that should be located as locally as possible.

“Once again, Cornwall may miss out in favour of other areas and this shows that so-called ‘regional’ bodies do not treat our communities with the respect that they merit.

“If the NHS is indeed investing in a new radiotherapy network, it needs to ensure that services based in Cornwall are enhanced – not downgraded.”

Speaking on behalf of MK, which campaigns for Cornwall to be the unit of governance and administration for all aspects of the public sector, Cllr Jenkin repeated her challenge to Conservative MPs to deliver adequate funding to counter STP cuts and safeguard the whole of Cornwall ’s NHS.
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By Dick Cole. Published on 5th December 2017.

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