Message to patients and visitors in the light of recent press coverage
A Coventry and Warwickshire spokesperson for the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) said:
“The STP board can confirm that plans for a single A & E and Maternity Unit for Coventry and Warwickshire have not been discussed or agreed as part of the STP planning process. No decisions have been made for the future of A & E or Maternity Services at the George Eliot Hospital.
"The publication of the STP on 6 December will be the start of the process where we will develop plans in partnership with our staff and the local community. No changes will be made to any service without full engagement with public and staff.
“The STP plans are not about hospitals closing. It is about designing services differently with the resources that we have and focusing on preventing physical and mental ill health. The joint vision across health and social care is to work together to deliver high quality care which supports our communities to live well, stay independent and enjoy life.”