CATS proposals torn to shreds at public meeting
Hundreds of local residents expressed serious concern about the CATS proposals at tonight's meeting in Whitehaven Civic Hall.
These proposals from central government have been criticised by doctors and it was very apparent tonight that even the people who were on the panel to discuss them with the public have serious concerns that the proposals on the table may damage the viablity of local hospitals, if implemented in their present form.
Local residents made very clear that our first priority on health in this area is to fight for our local hospitals. Speaker after speaker from the floor expressed concern about or attacked the CTS proposals and expressed frustration that the government appears determined to push the CATS concept through when the national model does not seem right for our area. It would not be too strong a statement to say that the proposals were torn to shreds by the public.
A more detailed report is on my Hospitals campaign blog - see link at right.