Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham Visits Leighton Hospital

Shadow Health Secretary and Leigh MP Andy Burnham has been visiting Leighton Hospital in Crewe.
It’s ahead of an Emergency summit he’s called to discuss Accident and Emergency services.

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Local Councillor Adrian Heald meets shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham was given a tour of the department by workers.
He discussed with them the pressures they face on a daily basis.

The visit came ahead of an A&E summit yesterday afternoon with frontline staff in Westminster.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, the A&E unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital was forced to shut after reaching full capacity on both Sunday and Monday.

Public Engagement Event

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) will shortly be holding a number of engagement events with patients and the public to help develop the Trust’s response to the Francis Report.

The report by Robert Francis QC into the events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust made a number of recommendations into how changes could be made across the NHS to improve patient safety and experience.

MCHFT wants to be sure that everyone in the local community has absolute confidence in the care and treatment that they would receive at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.
As part of this, the Trust is keen to get the input of its local population into how the report’s suggestions can be implemented at its hospitals.

Julie Smith, Director of Nursing and Quality at MCHFT, said:
“As part of our patient-led response to the recommendations in the Francis Report, we are encouraging patients, carers, relatives and members of the public to meet with us to discuss the key themes from the report.

“As well as finding out from people what they think we do well and would like to see more of, we are also keen to find out where we need to improve further in relation to the key areas of the Francis Report, particularly regarding care and compassion.”

In addition to the discussions there will also be the opportunity for people to sign up as hospital volunteers or Foundation Trust Members, as well as to learn more about how the Trust is continuing to improve the quality and safety of patient care through projects such as the new Theatres and Intensive Care Units that are currently being built.

These engagement sessions are open to anyone, but advanced registration is requested.
To book your place, or for further information, please contact Sue Pickup, Patient Experience Manager, on 01270 273961 or 01270 273796. Alternatively, please email patient.experience@mcht.nhs.uk

Session Information

The dates, times and venues for the sessions are listed below. Please note that the content of all the sessions are the same, so people only need to attend one. Further dates and times are currently being explored, so if you are unable to attend one of the following sessions, please register your details using the contact information above and the Trust will advise you on any additional sessions once arranged.

  • Wednesday, May 22 – 9.45am until 12.30pm – Carling Suite, Crewe Alexandra Football Club, Gresty Road, Crewe CW2 6EB
  • Wednesday, May 22 – 1.45pm until 4.30pm – Carling Suite, Crewe Alexandra Football Club, Gresty Road, Crewe CW2 6EB
  • Thursday, June 6 – 9.45am until 12.30pm – Carling Suite, Crewe Alexandra Football Club, Gresty Road, Crewe CW2 6EB
  • Thursday, June 6 – 1.45pm until 4.30pm – Carling Suite, Crewe Alexandra Football Club, Gresty Road, Crewe CW2 6EB
  • Monday, June 10 – 1.45pm until 4.30pm – Winsford Lifestyle Centre, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AD
  • Wednesday, June 12 – 9.45am until 12.30pm – Winnington Park Recreation Club, Park Road, Winnington, Northwich CW8 4EB
  • Wednesday, June 12 – 1.45pm until 4.30pm – Winnington Park Recreation Club, Park Road, Winnington, Northwich CW8 4EB

 Photos ©Simon J Newbury Photography 2013