West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has actively fought to improve West Lancashire health services since being elected MP in 2005. In response to the public events on the changes to local health care, MP Rosie said:
“My priority is and has always been to ensure that the people of West Lancashire have access to the best possible healthcare services on their doorstep. We have come a long way since 2005 when we successfully fought off plans for merger and now we have the new £3million urgent care centre at Ormskirk Hospital. These changes are the next stage in securing the long-term future of vital health services in the area.
“I am 100% behind these proposals, which have been planned locally for over a year. I have been meeting regularly with the Primary Care Trust, local GP representatives and the Hospital Trust on this issue. There is a lot of change happening within the NHS at the moment but these changes are the best way to keep services local and improve the quality of services currently available.”
“I would encourage all local residents to go along to one of the public events to hear about the proposals in more detail and to have their say on their health services.”