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MP calls for action on services

FINANCIAL concerns about Solihull Care Trust has prompted Maggie Throup, Solihull’s prospective MP, to call for action to protect services for Solihull residents.

FINANCIAL concerns about Solihull Care Trust has prompted Maggie Throup, Solihull’s prospective MP, to call for action to protect services for Solihull residents.

Ms Throup said: “Public papers show that Solihull Care Trust must make savings of £11.25million in this financial year. This is a huge task and will not be easy to achieve.

“I have written to the new Chief Executive of West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, Ian Cumming, asking him to make the financial situation in our Care Trust his number one priority.

“I have also written to Sally Burton, the Care Trust chief executive, asking for reassurance that the massive savings which need to be made will not affect front line services.

“It is vital that the people of Solihull are not affected by a reduction in services and I will do whatever I can to protect such services.”

Sally Burton, chief executive, Solihull NHS Care Trust said: “The future financial sustainability of the trust is dependent on our working to improve efficiency and productivity.

“This is the same challenge that is now facing the whole of the NHS. We believe it is possible for us to both reduce expenditure and improve the quality of the services we provide.”

 

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