EMPTY beds at East Ayrshire Community Hospital continue to cause ongoing concerns.

Suggestions have been made that GP doctors are not admitting patients as they have not had a pay rise in 12 years and have asked NHS Ayrshire and Arran for a meeting.

It is being claimed that health board bosses are happy with this scenario as it enables them to bring more advanced nurse practitioners to do the work of GPs, as a money saving policy.

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