Any action that is going to reduce A&E Care, and increase journey/travel time must be rejected. Either action will impact on hundreds of thousands of people currently covered by the existing care. The population of Telford particularly, is a generally young one and, increasing by the day, with the probability of a greater increase in the birth rate because of that demographic. Shrewsbury A&E caters for a large mid-Wales area, whom for many it is already a long trip to A&E. Closing either A&E Unit is not justifiable to the electorates.