Leighton Hospital to Miss Out on Government Cash for Winter

Crewe and Nantwich Labour Party have today expressed concern that Leighton hospital is set to miss out on £300m in Government funds aimed to prepare the NHS for winter.

117 trusts in England will receive a share of the £300m fund, but Leighton hospital will receive no extra money. Last November the trade union Unison which represents many hospital staff described how services at Mid Cheshire NHS Trust had reached ‘breaking point’ due to increased waiting times at A&E.

Cllr Anthony Critchley (Lab) said: “Each winter our NHS struggles with the extra demand and it is blatantly obvious that more resources are needed – particularly this year with the added pressure of the coronavirus pandemic. Kieran Mullan MP simply must do more to influence his Conservative colleagues if they are reluctant to give Crewe and Nantwich the investment desperately needed to keep our communities safe and healthy.”

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