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Elderly ‘not considered’ in hospital decision – says Ludlow mayor
LUDLOW’S mayor Jim Smithers is worried that the decision to cancel the proposed hospital and health village has not taken account of the elderly make-up of the town.
He believes that the town has special needs because of its high proportion of older people.
“As we get older things start to go wrong and the need for medical care increases,” said Councillor Smithers.
Town councillor Graeme Perks is also concerned that not enough consideration has been given to the cost of keeping the existing hospital going for up to five years.
“I recall being told a number of years ago that it would need an initial £1million spending on the existing hospital and so how can they now say £160,000? This does not seem to be anything near enough,” said Coun Perks.
Vivienne Parry, a town councillor and member for Ludlow on Shropshire Council, said that there remained the problem of the GP surgeries needing bigger premises.
“The Portcullis Surgery is very small and needs to be much bigger,”
Ludlow Town Council will press for a place on the task g roup being set up by the Shropshire Community NHS Trust to consider future health provision in south Shropshire.
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