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Campaigners react to news of fifth consultant resignation at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch

A fifth consultant has resigned from the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, a week after the health watchdog criticised patient safety at the Trust which runs it.

It follows the resignation of four consultants running the Accident and Emergency services earlier this year. At the time they cited pressure and changes to working practices, concerns the Trust said weren't shared by other colleagues.

Today the Trust confirmed the resignation saying "The consultant has offered to continue to treat patients and support the Trust and we are considering this."

Neil Stote is from the campaign group, Save the Alex.

A four-car collision has left people needing treatment

A four-car collision left four people needing treatment. Credit: West Midlands Police

A four-car collision left four people needing treatment in Worcestershire, yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened at about 3.35pm outside the Travelodge Hotel on Rashwood Hill in Droitwich. West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

Crews arrived to find four cars with significant damage and four patients, all of whom were conscious throughout and had managed to free themselves from their vehicles.

“Given the high speed nature of the road all involved are lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries in the incident.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The accident involved a man and woman in their 80s who received treatment for chest injuries, a 30-year-old woman who was treated for cuts to her face and a woman in her 60s who also received chest injuries.

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Two young children and two adults injured in crash

A baby and a toddler were badly injured in the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A baby, a toddler and two adults have been injured in a car crash in Worcestershire in the early hours of this morning.

It happened at 1.15am between junctions 7 and 6 of the M5 northbound.

The accident involved a car and two lorries.

A four-month-old boy and a two-year-old girl were both seriously injured in the crash. The two-year-old was trapped in the car for almost an hour.

“Both children received emergency treatment at the scene from medics and both were transferred by ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“The hospital had been pre alerted to the children’s arrival and their serious injuries.”

“The woman travelling in the car - believed to be in her 20s - suffered serious neck and pelvic injuries. The man - also believed to be in his 20s - suffered multiple minor injuries.

“Both received treatment at the scene by medics and were transferred by ambulance to Worcester Royal Hospital for further treatment.

“The two lorry drivers were checked over by ambulance crews but did not require further treatment and were discharged at the scene.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson
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