Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust under fire: MP Tim Farron ‘swamped’ with complaints (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust under fire: MP Tim Farron ‘swamped’ with complaints
ANGRY hospital staff and patients swamped MP Tim Farron’s weekly surgery following damning revelations featured in last week’s Westmorland Gazette.
The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP said he had to deal with three times the normal number of constituents at his Saturday morning session in Kendal.
“My surgery is usually over by 10.45am,” said Mr Farron.
“But there were dozens of extra people who came to tell me of their experiences and concerns about the way the trust is being run and it went on until one o’clock.
“We said four years ago that closure of the heart unit at Westmorland General would create a knock-on effect at Lancaster and Barrow that would be difficult and dangerous.
“The recent problems have proven us right but it gives me no pleasure to say ‘I told you so’.
“I want health bosses to bring back acute services to Westmorland General as a step towards fixing some of the many problems being highlighted.”