Rob Flello calls on Government to support local hospital in financial special measures

Following today’s announcement that University Hospital of North Midlands Trust has been placed into financial special measures, Rob is calling on the Government to ensure patient care is maintained.

Reacting to the news Rob said “It is unacceptable that less than six months after the Secretary of State for Health said he had serious concerns about the Royal Stoke hospital we are seeing the Trust go into financial special measures. This is despite the Government being aware the hospital has been at breaking point due to financial pressures for some time.

“It is now vital that the Government steps up its support for the Trust to ensure the impact on patients and patient care is minimal. For some time I have been raising far too many cases of cancelled appointments, delayed operations and long delays in A&E. Unless the Government does much more to help, the situation will only get worse."

Rob added, “In light of today’s announcement I am also calling on the Government to again put on hold the inappropriate contracting out of Cancer and End of Life care services at Royal Stoke. There are enough problems without adding the privatisation of these vital services”