Amanda Milling, Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase, highlights the part that Cannock Chase Hospital plays in helping to manage winter NHS pressures.
During a debate in Parliament, Amanda Milling MP welcomed the fact that, despite the typical winter pressures on the NHS, no elective surgery has been cancelled at Cannock Chase Hospital. The Cannock Chase MP highlighted the important role that the local hospital plays in serving the community, and that by not dealing with medical emergencies, elective surgery is not affected.
Amanda Milling said: “I visited Cannock Chase Hospital before Christmas and saw for myself the excellent facilities at the site for elective surgery and non-emergency procedures. As the hospital doesn’t deal with medical emergencies, they are not affected during the winter in the same way as other hospitals. This means that elective surgery can carry on as normal despite the additional pressures that winter presents. I believe this clearly demonstrates the importance of our local hospital to patients in the area.”
The Cannock Chase MP also paid tribute to the staff who work at the hospital, adding: “When I visited the hospital I met with many doctors, nurses and other staff that work so hard in Cannock Chase Hospital. There is some really cutting-edge work going on in the hospital and everyone who works there is a credit to the NHS; they all deserve to be praised for their hard work and dedication.”
Amanda Milling visited Cannock Chase Hospital last month where she met with staff and had a tour of the hospital including the Endoscopy Unit which provides the Wolverhampton Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.