Southport hospital to suffer death by a thousand cuts? November 8th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Southport hospital to suffer death by a thousand cuts? Southport Local health watchdog Councillor Tony Dawson is warning that our local hospital may be suffering death by a thousand cuts. Already suffering from major overspend problems, the Southport &Ormskirk Hospital Trust has just had the community nursing contract taken away from it in the Southport & Formby area, having already lost the contract for the West Lancashire Area’s District Nurses. Councillor Dawson, who is the local Health spokesperson and who leads for the Lib Dems on the Council’s Health Scrutiny Committee says: “This will mean not only less-integrated care and the need for more bureaucracy, but also more money being spent on management and less on frontline care. It will also mean the overhead burden of the Southport Hospital Trust will be spread across fewer services leading to further financial problems.” “The sooner this ridiculous purchaser-provider split in the NHS is done away with and we revert to having a proper National Health Service again, the better.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!