If it is all about money, why can't NHS Devon say so?

PUBLISHED: 11:57 19 April 2010 | UPDATED: 01:08 16 June 2010

FATHER-TO-BE Gavin Watts, who set up a Facebook group to oppose changes to maternity services at Honiton Community Hospital, told a public meeting last week that he has been categorically told the changes are due to money cuts .

FATHER-TO-BE Gavin Watts, who set up a Facebook group to oppose changes to maternity services at Honiton Community Hospital, told a public meeting last week that he has been "categorically" told the changes are "due to money cuts".

NHS Devon claims it any changes are aimed at improving services and offering women a wider choice.

Money has never been mentioned by the health authority, however campaigners feel, if that is the real reason for any changes, the NHS should be up front about it.

Over 40 people attended the meeting, held in the Mackarness Hall last Friday night.

NHS Devon said it could not send a representative, because discussions could be deemed political in the run-up to a general election.


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