Rainhill Village Life - Supported by your Labour Councillors
Thursday, November 12, 2009
BURNS UNITS SAVED....!!!!!!
Following a tremendous campaign from the people of Merseyside, assisted by local MP's, and the work of the special Scrutiny Panel lead by Labour Leader Marie Rimmer, controversial plans to downgrade the units have been ditched.
MP Shaun Woodward added his support, "It was clear that there was no business case for a North West Supra Centre. The Strategic Health Authority have made the right decision to rule out the downgrading of the Burns unit at Whiston Hospital."
When the new Whiston Hospital opens next year as part of a £300 million investment in health care service in St Helens, it will have one of the most advanced Burns Units in the country.