NHS Shake-Up Could See Children's A&E Back in Southport


The NHS is 70 years old this year and, in Southport, there may be more than one reason to celebrate, say the town's Liberal Democrats.

A top-level report has opened up the prospect of key health services all being located on the Southport Hospital site, instead of being split between Southport and Ormskirk.

According to the report, this would include:

  • Adult and Children's A&E
  • Urgent Care
  • Frail Elderly Care
  • Short Stay Paediatric Assessment
  • Mental Health Crisis Service
  • Acute Medical and Surgical Care

(Source: North of England Clinical Senate report)

Southport Hospital lost key services when it joined with Ormskirk. This led to massive protests from all the town's elected politicians. However, the changes were pushed through by the then Labour Government in 2003.

These big decisions about hospital services in Southport will be made by NHS managers - so we need to make sure they know our views!

Please back our campaign to make Southport's healthcare provision truly local and comprehensive! Let us know your views by filling out the survey at southportsays.co.uk

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