Lucy Allan speaks out against Future Fit in Parliamentary debate

Yesterday in Parliament, local MP Lucy Allan spoke in a debate on the NHS ten year plan.

During the debate Ms Allan used the opportunity to speak against the Future Fit proposals which will see hospital services in Shropshire change.

Under current proposals, Princess Royal Hospital in Telford will take over responsibility for planned care in the future and both PRH and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital will have 24/7 urgent care centres, but the most seriously ill patients will be taken to Shrewsbury.

During the debate Ms Allan said:

“The future of the NHS is the greatest concern to my constituents in Telford because local health bosses have been deliberating for the past five years on whether to move our A&E and our women and children’s services out of the borough.

“My opposition to that project has been long-standing, because it does not meet local people’s needs. It does not improve health outcomes and it does not focus on narrowing health inequalities.

“Put simply, the scheme may look good on paper, but will it work in Shropshire? I have asked the Minister to call in the scheme for review, and I very much hope that he does.”

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