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Royal Sutton’s MP to seek assurances on proposals to merge the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Birmingham over the effect on Good Hope Hospital.

Andrew Mitchell MP will meet this Friday in Sutton Coldfield with Dame Julie Moore, the Chief Executive of both Trusts. Andrew Mitchell arranged the meeting in July to assess for his Sutton Coldfield constituents the arguments for and against the merger.

He plans that following the meeting this Friday, Dame Julie and he will issue a clear statement on what is proposed.

Andrew Mitchell said, “We must be very clear from the start what these changes mean and how the local community will benefit. I do not want again to see vulnerable people in Sutton Coldfield who depend on the NHS being caused unhappiness and anxiety as a result of those who seek to play politics with the NHS.”

In addition, the meeting will cover the proposals relating to sexual health clinics in Sutton Coldfield. Andrew Mitchell received assurances that these local services would not be discontinued but there is now some doubt that this is the case.

Andrew Mitchell said, “I am sure I have not been misled by the health authorities and the importance of these services remaining local is understood. I shall be seeking clarity and commitment about the future.”

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