Telford’s MP Lucy Allan and Telford’s Association Chairman demand urgent meeting with the Health Secretary

Lucy Allan MP and Nicola Lowery, Chairman of the Telford Conservative Association have written to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock requesting a meeting to discuss the IRP advice and the A&E Local model of emergency hospital care and treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week being proposed for the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford & Wrekin.

Lucy Allan MP said: “We know the Health Secretary has given the instruction that if Future Fit is to go ahead there must be an A&E Local at Princess Royal. What I want to know is what is an A&E Local and what this will mean for my constituents."

Ms Lowery said: “I have today in conjunction with Telford’s MP Lucy Allan written to our Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock to request more information and a meeting to discuss the proposed new model of hospital care for an A&E Local at the Princess Royal Hospital.  The Secretary of State has sought advice from NHS England to ensure we can guarantee our community receives high-quality emergency care and treatment 24 hours a day through an A&E Local, 7 days a week at the Princess Royal Hospital under the Future Fit proposal.

“Whilst the recommendation from the Independent Reconfiguration Panel’s is disappointing as I believe there is clinical evidence to support the emergency care centre being located at Telford & Wrekin under the Future Fit proposal.  I am pleased that the Health Secretary recognises that patients in Telford must continue to have access to emergency healthcare services at the Princess royal Hospital in Telford & Wrekin.  Therefore, both I and our MP Lucy Allan have written to Matt Hancock seeking an urgent meeting to discuss the IRP advice and to better understand the specific consultant led services within the A&E Local proposed at the Princess Royal Hospital that are being developed by NHS England to ensure our community receives high quality emergency care”.

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Letter to the Secretary of State Matthew Hancock 75.92 KB
Lucy Allan MP's Letter 135.99 KB