Statement from the leader of Telford and Wrekin Council on potential cut back to Future Fit plans

The £500 million Future Fit reorganisation of Shropshire's hospitals could now be scaled back after the NHS said it wanted a cheaper option considered.

Statement from the leader of Telford and Wrekin Council on potential cut back to Future Fit plans

Councillor Shaun Davies, Leader of Telford and Wrekin Council (Labour) said: 


“The world has changed significantly since the original Future Fit proposals were put forward, not least as a result of the pandemic and the intense pressure the NHS is under.

 

“Rather than working up plans to a monetary figure that is no longer relevant, the proposals need to be fundamentally reviewed to meet the needs of our communities in a post-pandemic world both now and for the future.

 

“Whatever happens with Future Fit it doesn’t help us with the issues we have right now with ambulance waits, GP access and planned operation waiting lists.  I am also concerned about what a £312m budget would mean for our A&E and for our women and children’s unit.

 

“We shouldn’t be scaling back, we should be fighting for what we need for our communities.”




 

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