Today, I asked David Cameron about Wycombe Hospital during Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons. The context is the Better Healthcare in Bucks consultation.
On a day when PMQs were dominated by health service reform, I said I had visited the offices of the Bucks Free Press on Monday to see readers’ reactions to the proposed changes affecting Wycombe Hospital. I told the Prime Minister that Labour had left a tragic legacy of distrust and despair about the NHS locally and I asked whether the right way to restore trust and accountability was clinical commissioning and Foundation Trust status.
The Prime Minister agreed and drew attention to how Labour had undermined community hospitals.
The changes proposed locally are out for public consultation until April. All of us who support Wycombe hospital must seize this chance to make our voices heard by attending a consultation meeting. The first meeting in Wycombe will be on Tuesday 28 February at the King’s Centre in Desborough Road from 10am until 1pm. I will be participating and I urge as many constituents as possible to join me there.
A survey is available here. I have submitted related written and oral questions to the Secretary of State for Health, which I will publish as they are answered.