The Petition of residents of Cannock Chase,
Declares that the Petitioners support Cannock Hospital and wish to ensure that it becomes a centre of excellence for elective surgery, fully used, and with a secure and professionally managed future, within the NHS.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Department of Health to ensure Cannock Hospital becomes a centre of excellence for elective surgery and has a secure future.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mr Aidan Burley, Official Report, 18 July 2013; Vol. 566, c. 1415.]
Observations from the Secretary of State for Health, received 22 August 2013:
This issue is the subject of a local consultation exercise, led by the Trust Special Administrators (TSAs) at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. I am asking Monitor, which appointed the (TSAs), to ensure that the views of the petitioners are taken into account when making their decision.