A PLAN has been put forward to “move” Warrington Hospital to a new site south of the Manchester Ship Canal.
It was outlined at a recent meeting of the health scrutiny committee of Warrington Borough Council by the chief executive of Warrington and Halton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Mel Pickup.
But Warrington North MP Helen Jones has described it as “outrageous” and unacceptable.
She said: “This plan is outrageous and would massively disadvantage my constituents in Warrington North. This would create a Warrington Hospital which would be inaccessible for most of Warrington.
“I will do everything in my power to oppose these plans. Whilst a new hospital building would be welcome, it would need to be at a site which is accessible to the majority of the town. This proposal would benefit rural Cheshire much more than Warrington.
“I will be seeking an urgent meeting with the Chief Executive of Warrington and Halton NHS Hospital Trust to discuss these plans.”