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Councillor seeks inquiry into hospital resignations

Redditch Editorial 16th Feb, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

A STUDLEY councillor has called for an enquiry into the reasons behind the mass resignation of A&E consultants at the Alexandra Hospital.

Coun Hazel Wright, a former commissioning manager for the NHS in Warwickshire and nurse, has tabled a notice of motion seeking support from Stratford District Council on Monday (February 23) for an independent investigation into the situation at the Woodrow Drive site.

“Mass resignations such as this are extremely unusual. The future of the A&E department at Redditch has been questioned in the past and I wonder if continuing uncertainty about the future is the reason for the resignations. It obviously leaves residents wondering what on earth is going on and if the service they need will be affected.”

The notice of motion in full:

Following the mass resignation of all the consultants in the A and E department at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch will the Leader join me in calling for an outside enquiry into the events that brought this about?

In view of the large number of residents from the Studley and Alcester areas for whom the Alexandra is the nearest hospital will he join me in asking for urgent talks with the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in the hope that we can provide reassurance to residents that their emergency service needs will be properly met?

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