Gillian Troughton, Labour’s candidate for Copeland, in a letter to The Prime Minister, has called on Theresa May to visit Keswick and West Cumberland Hospital immediately to meet with health care professionals and members of the public who do not want to see their NHS services cut.
The letter to Theresa May (full copy attached) reads: “You will be aware that the health service in Cumbria is currently facing a reorganisation. The current proposals would see the maternity ward, A&E and children’s ward downgraded or removed at West Cumberland Hospital, whilst Keswick Hospital could lose all of its inpatient beds.
“I am writing to you today to raise these very important issues again and to ask that you visit West Cumberland hospital and Keswick Hospital to meet with health care professionals and members of the public who do not want to see their NHS services cut. Will you please pledge to stop the Success Regime’s plans to cut NHS services in West Cumbria and commit to providing the funding that the Hospitals need.
“I would appreciate a swift response to the requests set out above.”