In response to Caring Together’s statement regarding Accident & Emergency Services at Macclesfield Hospital, which was released on 25th November, David Rutley, local MP for Macclesfield said: “I am pleased that assurances have been given that A&E services will remain at Macclesfield Hospital. This is most welcome news.
“I am grateful to Dr Neil Goodwin, Chair of Caring Together, for showing the clear leadership needed in coming to this decision. I would also like to thank Claire Gilham, who established the Parliamentary petition, for all her hard work, and the 9,500 people who signed the petition to oppose these vital services being downgraded.
“The support of local MPs, including George Osborne, Fiona Bruce, Andrew Bingham, and the strong voice of Cheshire East Council, have been invaluable in helping health service providers understand how important it is to keep Accident & Emergency services in Macclesfield. It is good to see that common sense has prevailed.”
Today’s statement from Caring Together follows the publication of the final version of the Cheshire and Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) report on 16th November. This report set out that options were being considered for Macclesfield Hospital, which included an A&E department as we have today or an Urgent Care Centre.
The Caring Together statement ensures that Accident & Emergency services will continue to remain at Macclesfield Hospital, and can be found here: http://www.caringtogether.info/assurance-given-to-retain-ae-services-at-macclesfield-hospital/