Local MP, Lucy Allan has today written to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, to ask him to consider allocating capital to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.
This follows the Prime Minister's announcement outside Downing Street for 20 new hospital upgrades.
Ms Allan highlighted the fact that under the Future Fit plan, Telford would lose the Women an Children's Centre at the PRH and the 24-hour A&E would be downgraded to become an urgent care centre.
In her letter, Lucy Allan said:
"Due to a healthcare reconfiguration plan in Shropshire known as Future Fit, the Health Secretary is due to announce in the next few weeks, that the PRH’s 24-hour A&E will be downgraded to become an urgent care centre and we will lose our women and children’s centre with investment and resource being moved 20 miles away to the County town of Shrewsbury, as Shrewsbury receives investment to become a new Trauma Centre. Whilst this is welcome news for Shrewsbury residents the consequences for Telford are of the utmost concern.
"My constituency has significantly poorer health outcomes that the rest of Shropshire and has pockets of very significant deprivation. Due to the health pressures on our local hospital, leading to some of the worst waiting times in the country, the PRH needs urgent investment to ensure the health and safety of everyone it serves."