Stafford Aaccident & Emergency Department, Outside view

Hands off Our NHS

I am a trained nurse and midwife, and I work as a Health Visitor. I believe that my experience of the NHS, working with families and children, has given me a good understanding of what people are experiencing in Britain today. I have also been in Stafford, knocking on doors and in the town centre, meeting people and trying to find out their concerns. Local people are still very unhappy about the lack of Accident and Emergency services in Stafford. They do not want to be forced to take elderly relatives to Stoke to wait for hours to be seen. People are concerned about travelling to Royal Stoke University Hospital, particularly families with young children and older relatives. The time and cost of visiting family members is a burden many families cannot bear. Closer to home, people are finding it hard to get GP appointments. Many residents I have spoken …

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