Telford’s MP has today written to West Midlands MPs from different political parties to thank them for their support to keep A&E in Telford open at night.
Ms Allan also advised colleagues of plans to secure a debate in Parliament and encouraged them to attend.
More details of the plans to prevent closures were announced by the Hospital Trust today: these include establishing a clinical link with Derby Hospital and their CESR programme which supports middle grades to become consultants, working with Wolverhampton University to establish a Fellowship programme to establish 10 middle grades over the next 6 months, interviews being arranged with doctors from India and working with a recruitment company. The Trust is also planning to offer free accommodation at PRH for middle grade doctors and appointing more Physician Associates and Paramedics into the Accident & Emergency Department. A recruitment road show for A&E at PRH is being organised and the Trust are in talks with ShropDoc about GP support into the Out of Hours service.
Lucy Allan said:
“I am very grateful for the support of Parliamentarians across the political divide, for our hospital. A&E closures would have a serious impact on other communities across the West Midlands.
“The Hospital Trust is now thinking in an innovative way and working up plans to source the doctors and nurses we need. Councillors and MPs on all sides fully support these plans and are doing everything possible to ensure these plans succeed.”