Mark Pawsey MP has launched a survey on his website asking local residents to give their feedback on Emergency and Urgent Care provision in Rugby as part of his call to improve health services for our community.
The survey is available on Mark’s website at www.markpawsey.org.uk/form/stx and only takes a couple of minutes to complete. The survey asks about residents’ views on Urgent and Emergency Care services locally as well as any patient experiences residents have had at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, which is Rugby’s closest A&E department.
Mark is asking residents to support him in building a case for the return of A&E to Rugby as the town continues to grow and expand. This has been Mark’s firm position since being elected as MP in 2010, and earlier this year he drew attention to the recent consultation by Coventry and Warwickshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group on Urgent Care.
Speaking about his survey, Mark said:
“As a resident of Rugby I know how important good local health services are. According to the House of Commons Library, 83% of those in the Rugby constituency live more than a 15-minute drive from an A&E department. This is because in the late 1990’s, under the then-Labour Government, the A&E department at the Hospital of St Cross was downgraded.”
“Since becoming Rugby’s Member of Parliament, the town has grown considerably. This has brought more investment and more jobs into our community, as well as providing the homes for future generations to be able to live in. However, I have always said that as the town grows, it must be accompanied by investment in infrastructure and public services, and that must include at our local Hospital of St Cross.”
“I hope that local residents will complete my survey so that I can build the case to both the local health authorities and to my colleagues in Government. The survey will run until November, and has already been completed by many local residents.”