There is a real concern that the War Memorial Hospital is under threat. Congleton Town Council is calling on Congleton Residents to voice their opinions and ensure that NHS services, clinics and intermediate beds continue to be provided in our town.
It makes no sense in a town that is growing in population and also has a high proportion of older residents with more mobility problems to concentrate services in larger, harder to get to locations.
There has already been two local protests one on the 13th October and one on the 17th November where local people let it be known that they do not want the NHS services to be taken away from Congleton. The protest on the 13th October was on the BBC North West News.
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This is a cross-party protest at the downgrading of services for Congleton:
- We are a growing service centre with 3700 new homes being built and a new school, keeping services local is key to quality of life.
- Our GP surgeries are already over subscribed and cannot fulfil the needs of the population, sending residents to Macclesfield hospital is something we desperately need to avoid.
- We have an ageing population and a need to reduce our carbon footprint. That’s a clear indication that was said by the minister we need to provide local services for local people.
- The recruitment issue apparent in the trust should not disadvantage the people and the service centre of Congleton.
Services Provided at the War Memorial
The Minor Injuries Unit provides a first class service allowing injuries such as minor burns, cuts, splinters, finger dislocation and sprains to be dealt with in Congleton rather than A&E. The Minor Injuries unit is usually open from 10am – 1pm and 1.30pm-6pm. The unit is often closed at weekends and staff moved to Macclesfield A&E. For up to date information click here.
The War Memorial is also used as a base for a wide range of facilities, services and consultations, click here for more.