Accident and Emergency Departments: Lancashire

Health written question – answered at on 31 January 2008.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the transfer of blue light accident and emergency from Burnley General to Blackburn Royal Infirmary on 1 November 2007; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

Proposals for the reconfiguration of services are a matter for the national health service locally, working in conjunction with clinicians, patients and other stakeholders. The East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, East Lancashire primary care trust and the North West Ambulance Service are continuing to monitor the effectiveness of the transfer throughout the implementation process.

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Alastair Carnegie
Posted on 22 Feb 2008 4:43 pm (Report this annotation)

Gosh! My life and my neighbour's lives are now in the hands of a committee, which may decide that the extra journey time to Hospital is acceptable. I doubt a single Doctor in Lancashire would support such a decision.