MP launches petition to return the Garden Suite to the Alex - The Redditch Standard

MP launches petition to return the Garden Suite to the Alex

Redditch Editorial 17th May, 2021   0

REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean has launched an online petition to a bid to bring the much-loved Garden Suite back to the Alexandra Hospital.

The Garden Suite is the chemotherapy unit at the hospital but it was moved ‘temporarily’ to Kidderminster Treatment Centre in January as that hospital wasn’t treating Covid patients.

But then back in March health chiefs hinted the move good be made permanent following investment to accommodate the unit in Kidderminster.

That led Mrs Maclean to convene a meeting of the Alex Working Group to tell Trust bosses this was unacceptable and that “temporary must mean temporary.”

Now the MP is calling on the people to add weight to her voice to ensure the return of the Garden Suite by signing her petition, available here.

“We need to show health bosses that Redditch wants the Garden Suite back,” she said.

“The Garden Suite’s home was at the Alex before this pandemic and, together, let’s fight to make sure it’s brought home when it’s safe to do so.

“I’m doing everything I can to return the Garden Suite by talking to health bosses through my Alex Working Group and by involving government ministers.

“But now Redditch needs to make its voice heard. Please sign this petition to tell Trust bosses that you want the Garden Suite returned to the Alex.

“Together, let’s show them Redditch doesn’t support the service permanently remaining at Kidderminster Hospital.”

She added: “Ever since Trust bosses publicly said the Garden Suite may not return to the Alex, I have received many emails from constituents who have used this service.

“I have been moved by their stories and how deeply passionate they are about seeing the Garden Suite returned to our town’s hospital.

“I’ve also heard from constituents who are now having to travel to Kidderminster for treatment.

“Contrary to what health bosses have told me, I’ve not heard any positive feedback from my constituents about the possibility of this service not returning to the Alex.”

To sign the petition please visit:

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