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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 September 2008
NHS: Save our casualty unit!
SWANSEA'S SINGLETON Hospital casualty unit is threatened with yet another downgrading. The Trust proposes to replace this important minor casualty service with just a single GP and nurse team!
After the successful campaign to prevent the closure of Swansea's Fairwood Hospital and Ward 1 at Hill House, the Trust is refusing to go to public consultation over their plans in case they get the same negative result.
The Trust bombards the press with articles and letters from local GPs supporting their proposals for a GP-led unit. One GP who enthusiastically backed the plans, admitted she had a vested interest because she was a director of the GP 'out of hours service', the main financial beneficiary if these proposals go through.
Swansea Socialist Party members have played a leading role in defending NHS services in Swansea and West Wales in recent years and we will be building for a 'Save Our Services' public meeting, supported by Swansea trades council, to ensure we get a public consultation and stop this casualty downgrading.
Alec Thraves, Swansea Socialist Party
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