September 27th, 2016

Hospital protesters picket commissioners

Hospital protesters picket commissioners Hospital protesters picket commissioners

HOSPITAL campaigners united to voice their concerns over the future of the town’s hospital on Wednesday evening.

Members of the Save the Alex group picketed the annual general meeting of Redditch and Bromsgrove’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to protest against the lack of progress in securing the future of services at the Alexandra Hospital.

Their action follows a report by the West Midlands Clinical Senate which deemed proposals put forward by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust ‘unsustainable’.

Despite doctors calling for talks with other health providers, the trust put forward a rescue plan for their original proposals which is being carried out over the summer by a Future of Acute Hospital Services programme board.

Speaking outside Bromsgrove Council House, the chairman of Save the Alex Neal Stote, said: “These are the commissioners and that means they have commissioned the trust to provide a service.

“The trust are not doing that to the standard they should be, so what are the commissioners going to do about it?”

The CCG has made plain that, due to its commitments with other health providers, it will wait to see the result of the trust’s rescue plan for future services at the Alexandra Hospital.

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