The NHS & Social Services are facing a massive funding crisis. Winter pressures are growing. The population is ageing. Social Services can’t cope and that burden is now being felt bt the NHS. Outpatient and Inpatient Services, ambulance response times, mental health services, Rural Maternity Services, staffing levels, and care home provision are ALL suffering.
Liberal Democrats want to take politics out of the issue altogether by having a cross-party convention on funding. They would also like to see a 1p rise in income tax to fund the NHS properly and unite the NHS and Social Services into a National Health & Social care Service.
SaTH announced on the 19th of June that the Oswestry Maternity Unit along with the Bridgnorth and Ludlow units were going to remain closed for the foreseeable future. Previously SaTH were… Read More »Oswestry Maternity Unit closed for the foreseeable future
Last Saturday, 25th of March, LibDems joined hundreds of parents, children and concerned Shropshire residents to march against the threat to downgrade Shropshire’s Maternity Units. SaTH had previously produced a report as… Read More »Shropshire MLU marches & SaTH meeting
Last week I read with some dismay on the Save Oswestry Maternity Unit Facebook page and subsequently on the Save Bridgnorth Maternity Unit page that the units were going to… Read More »Oswestry Maternity Unit forced to close overnight