West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper, strongly welcomed the decision by Cumbria and Lancashire Strategic Health Authority to propose three primary care trusts for Lancashire. Rosie has campaigned for this option believing it will best serve the healthcare needs for West Lancashire residents,
“I welcome the announcement that Cumbria and Lancashire Strategic Health Authority is to propose 3 Primary Care Trusts for Lancashire to the Department of Health. I would like to congratulate the chief executive Pearse Butler, it seems at least one health authority does listen to the people of West Lancashire. People have said they want health care that is local, PCTs that are local and the SHA has listened to their voice.”
“For West Lancashire voices to be heard 3 PCTs is great but one would be the worst of all worlds. This is particularly true as the Lancashire County Council boundary is only temporary if, as predicted, local government reorganisation happens then the boundary would change."
"I have always believed the people of West Lancashire would be better served by three PCTs. It is the option that will meet the needs of local people. We must remember big is not always best.”