As you will know, in July 2017 Weston General Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department was closed overnight for safety reasons.
The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group are currently consulting with the public on their proposal for the department’s future. However, Weston Town Council believes that their consultation should also include a proposal by consultants who work at the Hospital, which they believe is the best answer to providing safe and sustainable 24/7 emergency care for years to come.
Central Ward Councillor Richard Nightingale said: “There is a real ongoing concern about the current overnight closure of Weston General Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department. We have some of the finest doctors and nurses in the country in Weston and I know residents are very proud of the care they provide. When hospital staff say they have found a safe and manageable solution to resolve the closure, the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Commissioning Group, who are considering the department’s future, need to carefully and fully consider this solution.”
It’s really important that as many people as possible have the opportunity to have their say about the Hospital’s future, so a Health Summit has been called, which aims to bring everyone together – residents, consultants, doctors, nurses and the Clinical Commissioning Group as the decision makers.
The summit is planned to take place on Saturday 9th March starting at 6pm, at Victoria Methodist Church Hall, 38 Station Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 1XY.
Tickets are available at www.westoncentral.co.uk.