MP writes to health boss

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has suggested the closure of the Stapleford Walk in Centre may have contributed to the cancelling of operations at the QMC and City Hospitals.

In a letter to the Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Peter Homa, the Broxtowe MP says: “One of the many objections to the closure of the Stapleford Walk In Centr was the anticipated consequences for the Emergency Department at the QMC. I fully appreciate the various efforts and measures taken by NUHT in order to cope with the unexpected and continuing demand for emergency treatment, but I wonder if the closure of the Walk in Centre in Stapleford has played some part, however small.”

The letter comes following the announcement that 542 non-urgent operations have been cancelled in the last three and a half months.