Letter: Fake hospital consultation?

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Sir,

The lead article about the reduction in the number of beds at Campbeltown Hospital in last week’s Courier leads to a number of questions.

If the decision was made in 2016 why were there so many ‘consultation’ meetings when the answer was already known?

Why did they wait until this year before they announced what was decided in 2016 and why was it not announced at the time it was decided?

Why were the NHS representatives deliberately being economic with actuality at the meetings and who instructed them to be so?

What was the cost of these unnecessary meetings?

I appreciate that boxes have to be ticked but the population is not as stupid as the integration joint board (IJB) assumes it to be.

When there are genuine consultations they will be ignored because people will think it is a waste of time as the decision has already been made.

I think the actions of the IJB should be investigated by an outside body – it is no use it investigating itself.

If they are being devious about the hospital beds I am sure this will not be the only subject they are being devious about.

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