Chairman's Comments

26.05.2016

Chorley A&E – Comment from Mike Wedgeworth

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Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire, comments: “I completely understand the passion from people in Chorley and South Ribble to keep the Chorley A & E open, which is an aim I share. “I understand…

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19.04.2016

Response to the closure of Chorley Accident and Emergency Department – comment from Mike Wedgeworth

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Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire, says: “The temporary closure of the Accident and Emergency Department at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital has provoked an understandable (and some may say predictable) avalanche of reactions, ranging…

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15.03.2016

Why would anyone want to stay in hospital longer than they need to? – comment from Mike Wedgeworth

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Mike Wedgeworth, Chairman of Healthwatch Lancashire, says: “Why would anyone want to stay in hospital longer than they need to? Yet that’s how it is for many. An elderly relative of mine stayed on the…

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08.03.2016

The Big Transformation – comment from Mike Wedgeworth

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Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire, says: “Following what’s happening to the National Health Service is like riding a bucking bronco: up in the air one minute and on the ground the next. Junior doctors…

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