Parish and Town Councils showing support for #PRH4Me
News that NHS bosses want to close the new Women and Children’s Centre at the Princess Royal Hospital and relocate it to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, along with aspects of A&E services has seen thousands of people speak out against the plans.
Many Parish and Town Councils are now coming on board to support the #PRH4Me campaign to try and put a stop to these plans that make no sense.
Already a number of local and surrounding town and parish councils have carried motions to support the #PRH4Me campaign to try and protect hospital services and encourage their local residents to pledge to the campaign too.
Councillor Shaun Davies, Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, has written to all town and parish councils in the borough as well as those in surrounding areas who benefit from these vital services at the PRH to ask for support at this key time.
Shaun said: “I’ve made it clear that I don’t agree with NHS Future Fit plans to move services to Shrewsbury. We have a brand new and very successful facility in the Women and Children’s Centre which cost £28m to build and opened just two years ago, and the fact that moving it back has even been discussed is just ludicrous.
“We have forced a short pause in proceedings so our concerns surrounding the decision making process can be thoroughly investigated, but this is not enough, we need support right now from everyone, and town and parish councils have a big part to play.
“I thank all those who have already carried motions and are working with us to fight this decision, but I ask every other parish or town council who I have written to, to get this on the agendas of meetings urgently and let me know you are supporting this campaign wholeheartedly.
“I eagerly await to hear from each and every one of you.”
To date parish and town councils carrying the motion and supporting the campaign include Newport, Wrockwardine, Dawley Hamlets, Stockton, Pattingham and Patshull, Hadley and Leegomery, Stirchley and Brookside, Great Dawley and Donnington and Muxton, with more being confirmed everyday.
Telford & Wrekin Council expect to meet with the Clinical Commissioning Group over the coming days to confirm the concerns over the process in more detail.
Update - Additional parish councils signing up to support the campaign
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench
Oakengates Town Council
St Georges & Priorslee
Lawley & Overdale