Shock plans to close A&E, maternity and children’s care at Nuneaton’s hospital

Shock secret plans to close Accident and Emergency, maternity and the children’s unit at the George Eliot Hospital have emerged.

They have been leaked to the News’ sister paper the Coventry Telegraph in a document known as the Coventry and Warwickshire ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plan’ (STP), which is not due to be revealed until Tuesday.

Within the STP it contains plans to consolidate services which could lead to the closure A&E, maternity and children’s care at the Eliot and move the services to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW).

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough councillor Barry Longden, cabinet member for health at the Town Hall, has vowed to fight the plans.

Full story in Nuneaton News 1st December 2016