Keeping two A&Es in Shropshire ‘not safe’, say Telford Conservatives.

Conservatives in Telford have said that continuing to call for maintaining existing hospital services in the borough and Shrewsbury is not “financially viable or clinically safe”.

A row broke out between councillors over whether the authority should continue to back emergency services at both hospitals or pledge to call for Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital to be made the preferred option for the county’s sole A&E department.

A notice of motion had been put forward under the name of Councillor Andrew Eade, Conservative leader, calling for the council to lobby the secretary of state for a national debate on the future provision of the NHS.

But speaking when it was presented at a full council meeting held at Oakengates Theatre he said the notice had been amended and said the Conservatives were calling for the council to throw its weight behind the Princess Royal Hospital to keep its two-year-old Women and Children’s Centre and A&E department.

Full Story on The Shropshire Star 5th March 2017