Chairman's Comments

09.09.2016

“Lancashire needs more GPs”

Mike Wedgeworth, Interim Chairman

Healthwatch Lancashire Chairman, Mike Wedgeworth, says that there is clear evidence of a North-South divide, and the county has far fewer doctors than its fair share. Statistics from NHS Digital, the national provider of information,…

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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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