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Confirmed - Closure of Telford A&E

Author | 23 May 2024

Telford & Wrekin Council has been informed that NHS England has responded to the recommendation of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel regarding the ‘Future Fit’ Hospital Transformation Programme’s (HTP) planned downgrade of Telford’s A&E service, confirming that it will be replaced by ‘Urgent Treatment Centre’ (UTC).

Telford & Wrekin Council has been lobbying the government and NHS England to reconsider the plans since they were first announced, including delivering a petition of more than 20,000 signatures to Downing Street last year.

Cllr Shaun Davies, Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, said: “Whilst I welcome the confirmation that all parties will stop using the disingenuous term ‘A&E Local’, let’s make this very clear: today’s announcement from the NHS confirms our fears.

“Telford won’t have an A&E. We will be the largest town in England without a A&E. We won’t have consultant led women and children services.”

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