The future of Wythenshawe Hospital
is the subject of great controversy.

The official body "Healthier Together" is determined to have it downgraded but three MPs,
Graham Brady (Con., Altrincham and Sale), Kate Green (Lab., Stretford and Urmston) and
Mike Kane (Lab., Wythenshawe and Sale East)  have expressed various opinions on the subject and,
on Tuesday 21 July 2015, all met Health Minister Jeremy Hunt.
The outcome of the meeting has been widely reported by the media, eg the BBC.

A particularly controversial proposal of "Healthier Together" is that Wythenshawe Hospital should
no longer provide emergency abdominal surgery.  Many people have expressed concerns that, for example,
a major accident or terrorist attack at Manchester Airport could leave many casualties in need of such surgery
without a nearby hospital to provide it, as could a major accident on the M56. 
The withdrawal of such provision would involve transfers of specialists to other hospitals.

Of course, "Healthier Together" would claim that its proposals re: Wythenshawe Hospital form
part of much wider proposals, which, overall, are in the public interest.

    The purpose of this article is to enable readers to conveniently read relevant material and
    form their own opinions, not to promote any particular opinion.

The following relevant material has been published in local newspapers: 

An article on page 5 of the Sale and Altrincham Messenger (SAM) of 25 June 2015
A similar one on page 2 of the Stretford and Urmston Messenger (SUM) of that date

A letter from Mrs. Annette Jackson on page 10 of the SAM of that date.

Letters from Mr Brian Kay and Ms Adele Kain  in the editions of 2 and 9 July 2015 respectively

An article on pages 1 and 2 of the SAM of 23 July 2015 

A shorter one on page 3 of the SUM of that date

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An article on page 4 of the Manchester Weekly News of 16 July 2015
An article on page 2 of the Manchester Weekly News of 23 July 2015

Other useful links:

        Wythenshawe Hospital

North West Air Ambulance Charity



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