Fiona Bruce MP urges Government to provide more funds for emergency services at Leighton Hospital during winter weather

Fiona is backing a campaign to ensure that the Accident and Emergency Unit at Leighton Hospital secures more funding after the Hospital lost out on receiving a share of extra funding made available for winter.

The campaign was set up after it was revealed that Leighton will not be receiving any of the additional £145million of Government funding made available to hospitals to support them during the winter period.

Fiona said

I cannot accept the argument that the A&E at Leighton is too small to qualify for additional winter funding. It is used by a wide swathe of my constituents living in Middlewich and Holmes Chapel through to Sandbach and Alsager, as well as by residents further afield.  This is why my colleague, Dr Kieran Mullan, Conservative Candidate for MP for Crewe and Nantwich, himself a medical doctor by profession, has set up a Petition. I am not only supporting the Petition for more funding for Leighton but have also written to NHS Improvement urging them to rethink the winter funding allocations, and to work with the management at Leighton to help improve capacity so that those working on the front line can deliver the timely, high quality care they want to 365 days of the year.

I back this Petition to secure this vital boost for Leighton Hospital and I would urge everyone to do the same -”