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Damien Moore
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 7:39 AM

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MP "There are no plans to close Southport Hospital"

Damie Moore commented after a local group has been delivering leaflets and sharing social media posts indicating that Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals are set to close.

"I am disappointed and concerned to learn that a local group has been delivering leaflets and sharing social media posts indicating that Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals are set to close.

Hospital letter
Hospital letter

I want to reassure residents that the suggestion that either hospital is facing closure is completely false. I am sharing below a letter I have received from the Chief Executive of the hospitals confirming this.

I understand that the group counts local Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors and political activists among their members - community figures who should know better.

It is distasteful to peddle such misinformation, which has caused hospital staff to fear for their jobs and local residents to fear for their services. 

I trust that this clarifies the situation.

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