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Andrew Mitchell MP meets with former Sutton Cottage Hospital nurses to discuss revitalisation plans

Andrew Mitchell MP has met with former Sutton Cottage Hospital Nurses, some of whom had worked at the hospital for more than 30 years, to discuss his campaign to revitalise the Sutton Cottage Hospital which once provided ‘in patient’ care but currently serves as a limited care outlet.

In October this year, Mr Mitchell launched a campaign and since then, many former Sutton Cottage Hospital nurses got in touch with Mr Mitchell to express support for his vision. A meeting was subsequently set up to discuss the proposals in more detail.

During the meeting, Mr Mitchell was also presented with a detailed file on the “falls service” which was once regarded as one of the best in the country and operated out of the hospital.

Following on from the meeting, Mr Mitchell said: “This was a most helpful meeting which has since given me a more detailed vision of what services could be revived at the hospital. I am particularly keen on the falls assessment clinic which Sutton Cottage Hospital was once renowned for hosting one of the best centres delivering this service in the country.

“I will be meeting with more former nurses of the Hospital in the new year and I very much hope it will be possible for the Cottage Hospital once again to be used for the medical treatment of elderly local residents with the central aim of allowing my elderly constituents to remain in their own homes while living longer with multiple conditions yet saving the NHS/Social Care from the added expense of the alternative.

“To that end, I have written to Dame Julie Moore - who now heads up the local secondary health services which serve my constituency - asking for guidance as to the “road map” for taking forward these proposals.

“Dame Julie has been very supportive and will be integral in realising plans to utilise the potential of Royal Sutton Coldfield Cottage Hospital for the benefit of my constituents.”

Photo: (Left to right) Former nurses of Sutton Cottage Hospital – Gill Doherty; June Magris & Wendy Melvin meeting with Andrew Mitchell MP.

Former nurses of Sutton Cottage Hospital – Gill Doherty; June Magris & Wendy Melvin meeting with Andrew Mitchell MP

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