Lucy Allan raises A&E overnight closure again in Parliament

Today during Health Questions in Parliament, local MP Lucy Allan questioned the Minister of State for Health Stephen Barclay MP about the management of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust in light of the proposed overnight closure of the A&E at Princess Royal Hospital.

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So, another grooming scandal comes to our attention, almost identical in all respects to those we have seen before.

Horrific abuse of young vulnerable girls by older men of predominantly Pakistani heritage, where those in authority did not listen and failed to act.

MPs come together to show support for A&E at Princess Royal Hospital

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. 

Update on A&E rescue plan

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is planning to close its doors to patients seeking emergency and urgent care at night unless they are able to recruit additional Middle Grade Doctors and Registered A&E Nurses.

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I am proud our community has come together to ensure that we do everything we can to keep open 24 hour A&E at Princess Royal. The inability to recruit doctors and nurses to work at Princess Royal threatens our A&E with night time closures, creating serious risks for our community.