MP pleased with hospital’s NHS ruling

PUBLISHED: 08:01 06 June 2014

John Penrose MP.

John Penrose MP.

Archant

KILLING any fears over privatisation of Weston General Hospital is good news for the town, according to its MP.

John Penrose said this was the right answer for patients, their families and staff.

Weston Area Health NHS Trust revealed on Wednesday it would be looking for a fellow NHS trust to help run the management of it in future, ruling out the possibility of a private company getting involved.

He said: “Merging with another nearby NHS hospital will allow Weston to draw on a much deeper and broader pool of top consultants and other medical professionals, so the quality of treatment and care will be reliably top notch.

“Local services will be preserved, so patients and their families won’t have to travel to Bristol for routine treatment in future.

“Staff will have a wider and more varied range of career opportunities in a bigger organisation.

“And this should kill off any lingering fears that the hospital might be privatised for good.”

More from Weston Mercury

15:38

North Somerset’s two MPs have both pledged their allegiance to Prime Minister Theresa May.

Read more

A newly-formed choral ensemble will perform festive carols this week.

Read more

A Weston-born composer provided the music for Prince Charles’s 70th birthday dinner.

Read more
17:00

Shoppers will be able to park in Weston-super-Mare for free in the run-up to Christmas.

Read more
North Somerset Council Weston-super-Mare

Outstanding building projects were recognised at an award ceremony at Weston Museum last week.

Read more

Pupils and teachers from Locking Preschool hosted a Christmas fair at the village hall this weekend.

Read more

The winner of this year’s Turnip Prize is a plastic dog on top of a bowl full of jelly.

Read more

A decision on whether almost 50 homes will be built on an industrial estate will be made soon.

Read more
11:23

Planning a wedding? The Royal Hotel’s wedding coordinator Haley Montgomery shares her top tips on winter weddings and more.

Read more
11:00

Excited children spent the morning making Christingles during a messy church service in Weston.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -1°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists