On­line dis­may over re­port

Macclesfield Express - - HANDS OFF OUR HOSPITAL -

MANY of our read­ers took to our Face­book page to Ex­press their dis­may fol­low­ing the leaked re­port. Martin Smith: A town of 50,000+ with no A&E de­part­ment is not an op­tion.

The UK has a GDP of $2.678 tril­lion, the only rea­son we would suf­fer cuts is be­cause the Tories want to desta­bilise and sub­se­quently pri­va­tise the NHS. If we lose our A&E then we must also lose Mr Rut­ley and de­mand his res­ig­na­tion. Eden-Rose Har­g­reaves: We’ve al­ready lost our stroke ward to Step­ping Hill, Mill­brook is get­ting closed and now they want to cut the A&E de­part­ment! There won’t be a hospi­tal in Macc at this rate! Sharon Ewart: This is ab­so­lutely ridicu­lous. Af­ter spend­ing most of this week in the de­part­ment, it’s a very needed ser­vice for many in Macclesfield and sur­round­ing ar­eas. There were peo­ple be­ing treated in cor­ri­dors with screens around them, a very very busy place which needs to stay as it is! Pete Wat­son: Manned by GPs? you can go to the main surgery on Sun­der­land Street to see one of them! They might as well keep it open 24 hrs and put a mi­nor in­jury ser­vice in there too and leave A&E for se­ri­ous in­juries and ill­ness. Anne De Macedo: This will not come as any sur­prise to most of my nurs­ing col­leagues, it has been dis­cussed many, many times. My feel­ings are that no amount of cam­paign­ing will stop it hap­pen­ing! I hope I’m wrong! Philippa O’Neil: Down­grad­ing, it’s dis­gust­ing be­cause any pa­tient that needs an am­bu­lance for a life­sav­ing rea­son, ie heart at­tacks, need to be de­liv­ered to hospi­tal very quickly not ad­ding up to one hour plus travel Jonathan R Lea: A town that spends God knows what on new Christ­mas decs to sup­port a fail­ing re­tail propo­si­tion is sim­ply nuts. To add in­sult to in­jury they can’t find funds to keep our A&E open. To­tally shock­ing! Su­san O’Don­nell French: Macclesfield hospi­tal is the very best and should be up­graded. I had to take my brother in to A&E last week, I couldn’t have asked for any­more from them. I con­sider my­self lucky to have them in our town. Mags Long: Lucky if I could have sur­vived over this past year due to Car­di­ol­ogy prob­lems. I need them so much, like­wise lots of oth­ers! Thanks to all A&E staff xxx Re­becca Ward: Step­ping Hill that al­ready can’t cope with the high vol­umes of pa­tients let alone get­ting hun­dreds more a week! Liz Regan: If there’s been no dis­cus­sions re A/E how has a re­port been leaked ? Car­rie Brown: I knew it wouldn’t be long be­fore i saw this news, to­tally stupid and dan­ger­ous idea! Mar­garet Han­son: We can­not stop fight­ing to keep this won­der­ful hospi­tal.

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