Save Princess Royal Hospital children's unit and A&E

If the decision to relocate Telford's children's unit goes ahead; it will be utter madness. Not just because the children's unit only opened two years ago, costing local taxpayers £28 million, but because Telford is by far the youngest part of the county. My assertion is not based upon personal opinion, but upon demographic fact and empirical evidence. Hard facts.

To reduce the nighttime cover of the A&E and change the type of medical and clinical care offered at Telford would put lives at risk. The long distances, and long drive times to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, will also challenge the so-called patient 'golden hour'. The difference between surviving and dying. Hardly a week goes by without a major accident on the A5 or M54 - or both. What would happen to a blue light responses then? Could ambulances get through in time? What prognosis for the emergency patient? Attending the RSH for outpatient treatment is now accepted across a wide range of clinical disciplines, but attending for emergencies, under blue light, is an entirely different matter. It would be a matter of life and death.

Please join me in my fight for local hospital services, and with your help and support, I believe we can win this fight for the sake of the local community and the common good of the whole of the borough and county.

Mark Pritchard

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