PETITION: Save Chorley A&E

A petition has been launched to save Chorley A&E.

Friday, 15th April 2016, 7:40 am
Updated Friday, 15th April 2016, 9:07 am
Chorley Hospital

Hospital bosses have revealed that from Monday at 8am, Chorley and South Ribble’s A&E will be downgraded to an Urgent Care Centre, which cannot treat serious or life-threatening cases.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust says the closure is temporary, caused by an acute staffing crisis that means both Preston and Chorley’s A&Es cannot be safely staffed.

They say they have just eight of the 14 doctors needed to staff the middle grade doctor rota.

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Now a petition has been launched to put more funds into the NHS in Lancashire, so Chorley A&E department can remain open. You can sign it here.

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