Alison McGovern MP

Wirral South

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Alison led a group of Eastham Walk-In Centre supporters to hand in 1874 strong petition to the Wirral Clinical Commisioning Group at their governing body meeting today. Alison addressed the CCG as she handed in the petition. 

Commenting on the continuing campaign to re-open Eastham Walk-In Centre Alison said: "I was pleased to get the opportunity to say a few words and deliver this weighty petition of signatures on behalf of local residents which calls on the Wirral CCG to re-open the Eastham Walk-in Centre. Having listened to people since the closure was announced I know this is a vital community health service and that people are concerned and upset about it being closed.

Adding:"Campaigners have worked very hard to protest against the closure and highlight the issue locally and I thank them for this. I also thank all those who supported us by signing the petition. I invited Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth to meet with people who have been troubled by the closure. We know the closure has been described as temporary but until we get a re-opening date we will continue to demonstrate how much this service is missed and how important it is. I reiterated how valued this service is to the community this afternoon to the governing board. The CCG seemed to listen carefully to both myself and the other campaigners at their meeting."

Alison hands in petition calling for Eastham Walk in Centre to be reopened

Alison led a group of Eastham Walk-In Centre supporters to hand in 1874 strong petition to the Wirral Clinical Commisioning Group at their governing body meeting today. Alison addressed the CCG...

Jonathan Ashworth will visit Eastham on Monday 11 September to speak to Wirral people about the closure of the local NHS walk in centre service.

Jonathan was invited by Alison McGovern MP who is concerned that staff from this service have now relocated to help with the crisis at Arrowe Park meaning an end to the walk in centre at the clinic. 

Speaking about the closure, Alison said “I am really concerned about this news and I have received many responses from constituents who also do not want to see this happen.

The Eastham Walk in Centre has served as a valuable NHS service in this part of the Wirral. I have championed Eastham Walk in Centre for seven years and I won’t give up on NHS services now. The CCG have had to take urgent steps to deal with the A&E crisis, and a shortage of qualified staff has led to this closure. Tory cuts, pay held down in the NHS, and a failure to train staff is the root cause, and we must hold the Government to account.

Adding: “Local Labour activists have already protested about this and I want to thank those have signed the petition against the closure. I look forward to welcoming Jonathan Ashworth who I know shares my concern about the removal of this important NHS service and the impact on the community. He has visited previously, and was so impressed by the staff and the service offered to patients.”

If you are interested in attending please arrive for 11 am at St David's United Reform Church Eastham. If you need any further information then please contact the office on 0151 645 6590. If you want to attend please RSVP to helen.dodd@parliament.uk.

Shadow Secretary of State for Health to visit Wirral following closure of Eastham Walk in Centre

Jonathan Ashworth will visit Eastham on Monday 11 September to speak to Wirral people about the closure of the local NHS walk in centre service. Jonathan was invited by Alison...

Following the news that the Eastham Walk in Centre is due to close Alison McGovern said: “I have spoken out publicly about my dismay at this decision already. I found out at the same time as the news became public and I was as shocked and concerned as everyone else who uses this service has been. I have received lots of contact on this from constituents who live locally and are really worried and angry about this. The local labour party have held a protest today which runs between 2pm this afternoon until the late evening and this will take place outside of the centre. There will be petitions available there for people to come along and sign. Please do go down and add your support to fight for Eastham walk in centre. I have previously championed this service and fought for it to remain open and I will continue to highlight the need for this service which is due to close today with the staff relocating to Arrowe Park. 

Alison's reaction to the closure of the Eastham Walk In Centre service

Following the news that the Eastham Walk in Centre is due to close Alison McGovern said: “I have spoken out publicly about my dismay at this decision already. I found...


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