MPs Kate Green and Paul Goggins seek health assurances over new health deal for Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Paul Goggins MP wants assurances from health secretary Jeremy Hunt about the quality of health provision for his constituents Paul Goggins MP wants assurances from health secretary Jeremy Hunt about the quality of health provision for his constituents

TWO Trafford Labour MPs have demanded a meeting with the health secretary over the controversial plans for Trafford General Hospital - which include downgrading the A&E department.

MPs Kate Green and Paul Goggins, who represents Wythenshawe and Sale East, want assurances from health secretary Jeremy Hunt about the quality of health provision for their constituents.

Stretford and Urmston MP Ms Green said: "Jeremy Hunt will be taking the final decision about the future of Trafford, and I've asked to meet him urgently to convey the concerns of my constituents.

"Just this week, Sir Bruce Keogh, who is carrying out a review of urgent care for the Government, said it's vital that new services are in place before any existing services are closed.

"But there are serious worries about capacity at other neighbouring hospitals to cope if services are downgraded at Trafford, and about the future of health services across Greater Manchester.

"When there's an emergency, I want my constituents to be guaranteed access to the best possible care without any unnecessary delay.

"Local people really aren't confident that will be available to them."

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3:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dipperdapper says...

trafford general will be little more than a clinic soon, further savings will be made even after any downgrade, i feel sorry more for partington residents since its them who will suffer more in an emergency, i would like to say a big thank you to joanne though and her campaign team to save trafford A+E who managed to get a huge amount of support from general public, now the last say is with hunt, fingers crossed he will see the public feeling and takes this into account
trafford general will be little more than a clinic soon, further savings will be made even after any downgrade, i feel sorry more for partington residents since its them who will suffer more in an emergency, i would like to say a big thank you to joanne though and her campaign team to save trafford A+E who managed to get a huge amount of support from general public, now the last say is with hunt, fingers crossed he will see the public feeling and takes this into account dipperdapper

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