Hospital bosses deny reports that Macclesfield A&E will close

Hospital bosses have hit back at reports that the A&E department will be closed.

Reports in the national press have this week said the emergency department at Macclesfield Hospital is one of 24 at risk of being ‘downgraded’ to an urgent care centre – which would not take care of the most seriously ill patients.

This has caused concern among residents who thought the department was safe after health bosses issued a statement to say the A&E would remain.

But health chiefs say the reports are based on old information and they are still working with partners to develop options for the future of the A&E.

Concerns were initially raised in November last year when a leaked document – called the Cheshire and Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) – said the A&E may be downgraded.

Full Article on Macclesfield Express 22nd February 2017