New company starts running Cornish community hospitals

A new private company has taken over the running of NHS district health services in Cornwall.

The Peninsula Health Community Interest Company, a not-for-profit organisation, has been awarded a four-and-a-half year contract to run community hospitals.

It took over the running of 14 community hospitals on Saturday. District nurses are also affected by the changes.

The move was approved by Cornwall's primary care trust in June.

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