20th Aug, 2019

Redditch MP calls on Ministers to address issues at local health trust

Correspondent 7th Mar, 2019

REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean says she is “calling on ministers to step-up and address the serious failings at our Acute Trust which are leading to unacceptable ambulance delays and poor CQC ratings”.

It follows another damning report from the Care Quality Commission, this time into the Emergency Department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester.

Earlier this week she met with Hospitals Minister Stephen Hammond to discuss the CQC report, unacceptable ambulance waits and what the Department for Health & Social Care is doing to support Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

“I’m calling on ministers to step-up and address the serious failings at our Acute Trust which are leading to unacceptable ambulance delays and poor CQC ratings. My constituents deserve better than this,” said Mrs Maclean.

“Once again, I want to stress the point I’m not talking down the hard work, dedication and commitment of the frontline healthcare staff at the Alex and the Worcestershire Royal.

“My issue is with the previous poor leadership of the Trust which has left our hospitals in the situation they’re currently facing.

“I believe there is now stability at the top of the Trust, with Sir David Nicholson now permanent Chairman and the appointment of Matthew Hopkins as Chief Executive – who I’ve already met and held constructive talks with.

“The best way to keep the Trust at the forefront of Ministers’ minds is to keep meeting with them and asking questions in the Chamber. That’s what I continue to do.”

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