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Rutland health services are discussed at public meeting

A public meeting to discuss the future of Rutland health services outlined four priority areas.

Around 100 people shared their views on health within the county.

They want services to be tailored to the needs of the population, taking into account the ageing population and lack of public transport.

Rutland Memorial Hospital
Rutland Memorial Hospital

The public would also like a community referral centre to oversee hospital admissions and discharges and a community hub to access services closer to home.

Concern was raised about the possible closure of beds at Leicester General Hospital and whether Peterborough City Hospital can cope with extra demand.

Rutland county councillor Alan Walters (Con), portfolio holder for health, said: “Much of the report is as expected and we have been working on many of the ideas for some time.

“Rutland is already ahead of the game and widely recognised for its success at avoiding delays of transfer of care from acute hospitals, and also for our work on integrating health and social care."

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