Chairman's Comments

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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19.01.2016

Robotic surgery for Prostate Cancer – Comment from Mike Wedgeworth

Mike Wedgeworth, Interim Chairman

“In a week when three celebrities have died of cancer, it is not surprising that many of us worry about what seems the relentless march of the disease. But treatments are improving all the time….

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