A&E walk-ins - cllr brian silvester, willaston and rope

Dear Editor,
On behalf of ‘Putting Crewe First’ I have been campaigning for several weeks to retain walk-ins to Leighton Hospital.

Of those local people who use the A&E, around 65% are walk-ins.

I have asked three of our local Councils to object most strongly.

The Crewe Town Council and the Cheshire East Council, both Labour led, both declined to object.

Amazingly, at the Cheshire East Cabinet Meeting, a Labour Cabinet member read out a statement in support of this major reduction in the A&E service, which, sadly, will lead to local residents
dying unnecessarily.

Here we have two local Labour-led councils not objecting to a Tory Government, cutting a much used and loved NHS service.

This is truly staggering.What on earth is going on?

The local Labour Party has ceased to oppose the Tories…… even when the Tories are making big cuts to the NHS.

By contrast when I asked the council on which I sit, the Minshull Vernon and District Parish Council to object they did so unanimously, with just one abstention.

Those objections have now been made to the Government, the NHS, local MPs etc.

We now await their replies.

I urge local residents to also object before this vital service is removed by the end of November.

Yours faithfully,

Cllr Brian Silvester
Putting Crewe First


  1. Ben wye says:

    I think this is a dead cat to cover the next Sylvester scandal.

    There’s no truth in his story, read the detail here.

    It is NOT proposed that from November, walk-ins to A&E at Leighton Hospital will be banned. We are not part of the pilot.
    > Around 65% of all A&E patients are walk-ins. No it’s 60% and this is the trouble, waiting rooms are full of people, spreading infection.
    They would NOT have to make an appointment first in emergencies. Can you imagine, I get run over, driver kindly takes me in with blood everywhere, sorry mate, no appointment.

    The enhanced NHS 111 First service will offer a booked time slot in emergency departments to patients with an urgent – but not serious or life-threatening – illness or injury.

  2. Chris Moorhouse says:

    Brian. Of the 65% walk-ins how many were really A&E cases. Not many I think. Wish Leighton would publish figures to show the actual A&E attendances that were a true attendance.

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