On Thursday 27th February the Governing Body of NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group unanimously approved the launch of an eight-week public consultation process regarding the closure of Teignmouth hospital and the development of a new Wellbeing Centre on Brunswick Street, Teignmouth.
The consultation will begin on 10th March and will run until 5th May.
The CCG will be asking local people what they think of the proposal which will be made up of four elements:
- Move high-use community clinics from Teignmouth Community Hospital to a new health and wellbeing centre in the centre of Teignmouth.
- Move specialist outpatient clinics from Teignmouth Community Hospital to Dawlish Community Hospital
- Move day case procedures from Teignmouth Community Hospital to Dawlish Community Hospital.
- Continue with the current model of community-based intermediate care, reversing a 2015 decision to establish 12 rehabilitation beds for patients from across South Devon in Teignmouth Community Hospital.