Ruffley in top level meeting on the future of Suffolk Health Care

Monday, 19 February, 2007

David Ruffley MP will be attending a top level meeting between Suffolk's MPs and Suffolk Primary Care Trust (PCT) on Friday 23 February at 4pm.

The meeting is to update local MPs on the PCT's plans for services in West Suffolk and to discuss future possibilities.

The PCT's current concern is that services are developing in the east of the county and not in the west.

David said:

'This is an important meeting. In December 2006 the newly formed Suffolk PCT reversed a number of decisions made by the former West Suffolk PCT that would have had a huge impact on the future of healthcare in parts of West Suffolk.

'My fellow Suffolk MPs and I were delighted by this decision, however, we remain determined to make sure that people living in Bury St Edmunds and the rest of West Suffolk continue to enjoy a high level of healthcare provision.

'Suffolk PCT themselves have expressed a concern that services are not developing in West Suffolk in the same way as they are in the east of the County.

'I am attending the meeting to fight for a fair deal for the people of Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk and to ensure that our hard working nurses, doctors and support staff continue to receive the support they deserve.'