Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Adjournment debate on West Cumberland Hospital

I thought the closing words of the debate were worth bringing out:

"The Government have provided investment to develop facilities further, particularly facilities for surgical procedures, in the hospital and the local area. With that investment, there is a strong future for local hospital services. 

It is important that local clinical commissioners continue to engage with staff at the trust, and particularly with local patients. After all, if we want a health service that is fit for purpose in Cumbria and elsewhere, it has to be based on the needs of local patients. It is to them, more than anybody else, that local commissioners need to listen."

(Daniel Poulter MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, winding up the Adjournment debate in the House of Commons this Monday about the future of West Cumberland Hospital.)


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