MP Andrew George Defends Royal Cornwall Hospital

Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske. Photo © Copyright Tony Atkin

Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske. Photo © Copyright Tony Atkin

Scilly’s MP has stepped in to defend the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

It follows a Sunday Times story which claimed it has seen the second highest weekend death rate, up 25%.

Andrew George says hospital bosses have assured him that good progress has been made since these figures were collected over a year ago.

He blames the government, claiming the trust that operates Treliske is given the lowest funding of any hospital trust in the country.