The Petition of residents of Stafford and surrounding area,
Declares that the Petitioners believe that the Trust Special Administrators, Jeremy Hunt and any other individuals responsible for the future of Stafford Hospital should support the hospital and save its acute services.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Department of Health to ensure that Stafford Hospital retains a 24/7 A&E department, level 3 critical care and emergency service and full maternity services.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Jeremy Lefroy, Official Report, 9 July 2013; Vol. 566, c. 330.]
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.