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Mike visits Weston Hospital as Town Council backs calls to ‘save A&E’

by mikebell on 17 July, 2019

Weston-super-Mare Town Council has backed calls to save Weston General Hospital’s 24/7 accident and emergency department.

Liberal Democrat councillors backed the calls at a meeting on Monday and urged North Somerset Council to use their powers to refer the future of the A&E department to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group are currently reviewing the results of the ‘Healthy Weston’ consultation before deciding whether or not to go ahead with their plans to make changes to the hospital.

Weston-super-Mare Central Ward Councillor Mike Bell, who is the Deputy Leader of North Somerset Council and the council’s lead member for adult social care and health visited the hospital this week to meet with NHS leaders.

‪He said: “It was great to visit Weston Hospital to discuss health and wellbeing and how North Somerset Council can best work with health partners to improve local services and help people live healthy and active lives. I want to ‘Save Weston A&E’ as a key part of that.‬ There is so much amazing work done at the hospital and really inspirational and dedicated staff.”

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  1. Weston Hospital is a brilliant hospital. I have had treatment there over the past couple of years which was 1st class. I have 2 friends who started off being treated at the BRI and Southmead who changed to Weston on my recommendation and they cannot believe how much easier it all is. They both say that Weston Hospital staff have time for you and this is what I have found. My consultant works at Southmead and Weston and tells me she loves her days at Weston. So please sort out the A & E overnight problem before someone dies en route to Bristol or Taunton & keep our hospital open.

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