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”.