Anna Soubry, Member of Parliament for Broxtowe, has suggested the closure of the Stapleford Walk in Centre may have contributed to the cancelling of operations at the QMC and City Hospitals
In a letter to the Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Peter Homa, the Broxtowe MP says, “One of the many objections to the closure of the Stapleford Walk In Centre… was the anticipated consequences for the Emergency Department at the QMC. I fully appreciate the various efforts and measures taken by NUHT in order to cope with the unexpected and continuing demand for emergency treatment, but I wonder if the closure of the Walk in Centre in Stapleford has played some part, however small.”
The letter comes following the announcement that 542 non-urgent elective operations have been cancelled in the last three and a half months.
Anna said, “The QMC and City Hospital are staffed by dedicated professionals who will be as concerned as all of us that operations are being cancelled due to the pressures being put on the Emergency Department. I appreciate the Trust has been working to overcome this problem. Nevertheless, I am very concerned that operations are being cancelled on the day and have asked Dr Homa to consider giving patients more notice”.