CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans to strip Stafford Hospital of its acute services said in light of delays to the final report on the future of services, the alternative proposals submitted by the town's MP should be considered.
Sue Hawkins of Support Stafford Hospital spoke to the Newsletter following the announcement by healthcare regulator Monitor that the final report would be delayed for 40 days while administrators attempted to broker a deal over future funding arrangements, which had yet to be agreed upon.
"It has become increasingly evident that there is a funding issue," she said. "Indeed this is a national problem which needs to be addressed to ensure safe and quality-driven care.
"The report submitted by our MP Jeremy Lefroy should be considered as it shows a sustainable model for the future.
"It is more financially viable and delivers the care and services the people of Stafford and surrounds have marched to retain."
Mrs Hawkins said she hoped the views of the community, that acute services be delivered at Stafford Hospital, would be reflected in the final report.