Claire has started a campaign to get a Minor Injuries Unit in the Devizes constituency.
Local Health Forums
I was delighted by the turnout for the health forums I held in Devizes and Marlborough last month. The animated discussion showed how much we value our NHS, and how much interest there is in finding ways to deliver a better local Minor Injuries Service and get on with delivering the long-promised Primary Care Centre in Devizes. I am therefore making these three promises to my constituents and I will keep making this issue on of my top local priorities.
1. I will work to ensure that all relevant organisations talk directly to each other and to other healthcare groups so that the best possible services are delivered for the people of the Devizes Constituency.
2. I will work with local councillors, local residents and health professionals to review the cases for Minor Injuries Services in Devizes and Marlborough and to re-start the stalled process to deliver a Primary Care Centre in Devizes.
3. I will hold these popular health forums so that we can review progress.
To read a summary of the Health Forum Meetings, please click here.
On Tuesday 13th July Claire secured an Adjournment Debate in Westminster Hall on the lack of a Minor Injuries Unit in the constituency of Devizes. Simon Burns MP Minister of State for Health Services attended.
NHS Wiltshire closed the minor injury units at Devizes and Savernake in September 2007. Claire launched a campaign on Thursday 1st July to get an MIU back in the constituency.
The constituency of Devizes is in the top 20 of constituencies with the lowest density of populations. Out of those 20 only one other constituency has no MIU. Constituencies with similar densities such as North Devon have as many as 4 MIUs. (Source: House of Commons Library 29/06/10)
For the full text of the debate, including the Health Minister response please click here
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