HOSPITAL gets £900k funding boost for A&E. Macclesfield Hospital will use the cash to stream patients to primary or emergency services (Express July 6) Val Fearon: Put a few more noughts in and it might make a difference! Stephen Boyle: What’s this got to do with the MP, he just voted to keep pay cap! Ryan A Adams: Why is the money for administration and not for increasing capacity or services? It works out less than £75,000 a month. That’s not a lot with regards to the health services. But it is a lot just for someone to tell you to go to A&E or primary care. Rob Vernon: Totally inadequate. What the government has done is seen the progress Labour made in the General Election in Macclesfield and thrown us some scraps to make them look like they’re doing something. It’s this Conservative government and Conservative council cuts that have threatened our A&E for years and are now threatening the Millbrook Unit. Do they think we are so stupid that throwing us a pittance will make us think it’s not their fault? Shambolic. Gemma Boylin: Where the money coming from to pay this I can see the tax payers tax on something will go up again! Brian Normington: It’s about time Macclesfield General Hospital got some proper funding instead of talks about its closure. Jennie Gaywood: Shame there are so many negative comments, my recent experience of A&E and as an in patient at Macclesfield General has been very good. The staff work so hard under difficult circumstances, surely some money is a help? It will never be enough. Perhaps charging all the drunks on Friday and Saturday night in a separate unit might help the finance and allow more time for the hard pressed doctors and nurses to attend to people in real need? I am grateful that I live near a very good hospital. Let’s stop the moaning and support it! Richard Ruane: I guess if you can stop people going to A&E it probably saves money net because there are a lot of local services underused when A&E is heaving. Adele Langstaff: Good news.
MACCLESFIELD’S Comic convention is a smash hit. Hundreds of people flocked to Macc-Pow! (Express June 3) Marc Pow: Thanks again for your coverage and support! Macc-Pow will be back next year for sure! Heidi Reid: Loved it! Got to chat to one of the cartoon art greats and sorted a couple of Christmas pressies. Grace Nadin-Salter: Brilliant Marc! Wish we could have been there. Next year..! Adam Rutter: Would have gone if I’d known.
TRAIN thugs jailed for six years. Four men attacked a group of men and women at Macclesfield train station, leaving two with serious injuries (Express June 3) Christina Webb: I hope these people will be forever banned from the railway network and from entering Macclesfield. There is no excuse for their behaviour and I do not think their sentences are adequate. Every week this paper – and no doubt many others around the country – reports court cases of (mostly) men who have been found guilty of violence, often within the family. When are we going to start to deal with this issue as a priority? Nick Webb: Disgusting and so are the sentences. Nicola Duignan: This was the night we went to the theatre.
MACCLESFIELD Town manager John Askey frustrated by transfer activity (Express June 6) David Westbury: John’s annual task to get the club out of a mess and rebuild a team from a few bob and some chewing gum found behind the sofa. Imagine where MTFC would be without him? Ste’o James Macdonald: Get Lambert back.
ELDERLY residents given eviction notice. Ingersley Court residents have been threatened with eviction if they do not leave within two months (Express, July 5). Carol Lovett: Disgraceful. Sharon Pollard: If I was 90 I wouldn’t care about “notice” it’s disgusting Samie Turner: This is disgusting. Clare Barrett: That is awful they should’ve helped to get somewhere else xx
ROCKING horse beautifully restored thanks to community furniture project. The horse was restored as part of the Cheshire Streetwise furniture reuse project in Macclesfield. (Express June 21) Karen Moss: What an amazing result! Cheshire Streetwise is such a worthwhile venture. Sandra Woodall: Brings back happy memories of my childhood. Spent hours on my rocking horse just like that.