The plans, including the controversial downgrading of A&E at Halifax, were delayed by the GP-led commissioning groups who say they want to see how their community care plans
develop before they make changes to hospitals.
They're saving another $2 million through "utilization review": revisiting high-cost community care plans
to "make sure that all recipients are receiving the services they need," agency spokeswoman Cecilia Fedorov said, "not more or less."
Adequate resources in the whole range of geriatric medicine, the psychiatry of old age and social services provision are required to draw up Community Care Plans
and for the best management of individual elderly patients.