Newark's MP, Patrick Mercer says the ability to cope with ill people at the town's hospital has been 'seriously diminished'. He has raised questions in parliament about planned changes to hospital services.
NHS Nottinghamshire County says it is 'fully committed to the future of Newark Hospital'. The future of healthcare services at the hospital was debated in the commons last night, after the trust which runs it announced planned changes.
MP Patrick Mercer claims that with a growing population and the planned closure of the ambulance station, there's a risk that services for local patients will suffer. But hospital bosses insist the quality of services will not be affected by the planned changes.
– Dr Amanda Sullivan, Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group.
Newark and Sherwood CCG has consistently endorsed its commitment to a vibrant and sustainable future for Newark Hospital at the heart of the community it serves. The Board is fully committed to the future of Newark Hospital but will not compromise on the quality and safety of the services it provides.
The future of healthcare services at Newark hospital are being discussed in the Commons.
The hospital trust says the public is being fully consulted about changes that are being made and it is committed to providing a quality service.
But MP Patrick Mercer claims that with a growing population and the planned closure of the ambulance station, there's a risk that services for local patients will suffer.