Macclesfield Hospital

Update - Caring Together confirm that A&E will be remaining at Macclesfield following campaigning by Cheshire MPs and local people

Mr Osborne said “It’s great news that the message from local people is getting through and being heard.  Macclesfield’s A&E is a vital service which so many people, myself included, have used.  I want to be absolutely sure that the A&E is safe so my fellow campaigners and I are going to remain super vigilant”

 

 

George Osborne calls for A&E services to remain at Macclesfield Hospital

George said: “I have been working closely with my fellow Cheshire MPs to investigate reports that Macclesfield Hospital’s A&E could be downgraded. There has been a lot of confusion and misinformation to date, which understandably left local people concerned about the future of their hospital. Whilst it has been confirmed that a Minor Injuries Unit is not being considered, the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) includes an option for an Urgent Care Centre. No details have been forthcoming about what treatments would be on offer and whether it would be Consultant, GP or nurse-led.”

“David Rutley (MP for Macclesfield), Fiona Bruce (MP for Congleton), Andrew Bingham (MP for High Peak) and I have met to discuss local people’s concerns. We are all agreed that the A&E offers a vital service and must be safeguarded. Over the coming days we will be asking local health service leaders to release more information and ensure they appreciate the overwhelming support for retaining Macclesfield’s A&E department.”

“I want the best care for my constituents and, with the information I've seen so far, that care is best provided by an A&E department. As a parent who has used the hospital's A&E when my children were young, I know how important it is.”