An innovative partnership between Kernow Health CIC and the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which allows for the provision of overnight services at Stratton Hospital, Bude, has been extended until the end of the financial year.
The collaboration, which is vital for residents in North Cornwall and those living close to the border in Devon, will remain in place until 31 March 2021, after which it will then be part of the annual contracting round.
An advanced clinician from Kernow Health provides the service, which enables patients to access NHS 111 and before being treated on site, instead of attending a minor injury unit out of hours or an appointment with an out of hours GP service.
Phil Confue, Chief Executive of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust confirmed, “We are delighted to be able to maintain the innovative service at Stratton until the end of the financial year.
“The overnight service provides peace of mind to people in the far north of Cornwall and over the border in Devon. We have been able to achieve this solution by working together with Kernow Health CIC in response to what the community have told us.”