Comedian slams '˜clueless idiots' behind A&E closure plans

A popular Chorley comedian has hit out over plans to shut down his local A&E.

Saturday, 16th April 2016, 4:28 pm
Dave Spikey

Phoenix Nights star Dave Spikey branded the decision-makers behind a plan to downgrade Chorley Hospital A&E to an Urgent Care Centre as “total clueless idiots”.

The comedian took to his twitter account after learning of the plans to shut down the service next week due to a shortage of staff.

Retweeting a link to a petition protesting the closure, he wrote: “This can’t happen! Chorley’s a big town, it absolutely needs an A&E department. Lives are at risk. Please sign + RT.”

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He added: “And lives will be put at risk. It might be you or someone you love.

“You’re in a RTA on the M61 j28.You’re bleeding out. Would you want A&E 15 min away via M55 or 5 min away in Chorley?”

Richard Whitehead, owner of TWJ Parnership tax advisors, agreed, writing: “Can you imagine the pressure that’s going to land on Preston and Bolton A&E Depts? Already at breaking point.”

Spikey replied: “Total clueless idiots governing us.”