PROTESTERS against the downgrading of Stafford Hospital have written to the secretary of state for health demanding he meets them.”
Members of the Stafford Hospital Protest Camp have written to Jeremy Hunt, the inviting him to Stafford to explain why maternity and paediatric services are moving to Stoke next year.
They reminded Mr Hunt that he promised Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy last month that no services would be transferred without a double lock system which would require the consent of management at Stafford and the University Hospital of North Staffordshire as well as a review of the decision by an independent body.
“This has not happened,” they said in an open letter to Mr Hunt.
“We demand that you intervene personally to stop this rushed and flawed process. The mantra is patient safety is paramount. University Hospital North Staffordshire simply does not have capacity in place.”