Leading politicians advise SaTH chair of no confidence motion
Some of Telford & Wrekin Council’s leading politicians have written to the chairman of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital (SaTH) Trust to advise him of the no confidence motion passed by Full Council.
The letter to Mr Peter Latchford has been signed by council leader Councillor Shaun Davies, deputy leader Councillor Richard Overton, Liberal Democrat and Independent group leader Councillor Bill Tomlinson and group deputy Councillor Peter Scott.
The wording of the motion included: “This Council notes with grave concern that SaTh are considering the overnight closure of the PRH 24/7 Accident and Emergency Service potentially from September 2017.
“We feel that this is yet another attack on vital services provided at the pRH and appears inconsistent with previously made clinical arguments, including the localtion of the Women and Children’s Centre on the same site as the 24/7 A&E unti.
“As a result of this new development and previous attempts to move crucial services away from PRH, this Council no longer has confidence in SaTH’s Management Board to deliver safe and sustainable health services.”
The letter also advises Mr Latchford that: “Councillors received the Trust’s position statement and debated the motion in full which was then carried.
“We hope the Trust understand the strength of feeling held by councillors on this incredibly important issue for our residents.”