REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean is seeking an urgent meeting with Health Ministers over ‘extremely worrying’ ambulance waiting times.
Mrs Maclean has written to the Minister of State for Health, Stephen Hammond, urging him to look into the matter and to discuss what more can be done to improve the situation.
“The safety of my constituents is being put at risk as a result of these long ambulance waits.
It’s not acceptable,” said Mrs Maclean.
“I’ve requested this meeting and I can’t stress enough how urgent this situation is, it’s dire and we need to sort it quickly.”
Mrs Maclean hopes to put pressure on Trust bosses, and central Government, to ensure Redditch people receive first-class healthcare.
On Thursday, January 17, Mrs Maclean had a phone call with the new Chief Executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Matthew Hopkins, over concerns for patient safety at Worcestershire Royal and Alexandra Hospitals.
“I know Matthew only started his new role this week, but the ambulance handover delays are worrying and it needs to be addressed,” said Mrs Maclean.
“Our phone call was constructive and I told Matthew directly that his Trust is letting down my constituents and the people of Worcestershire. I’m demanding better for my constituents.
“Matthew acknowledged there a range of things he can do and things that can be improved.”