Today it was announced that the emergency department at the Mersey Community Hospital will resume 24 hour operations on 30 November 2020.
We’ve been told the recruitment of additional staff in the form of three permanent senior staff specialists and five long-term locums will make this possible, and they’ll work across the MCH and the NWRH.
Members have been working harder and longer than usual due to the restricted operations, so it’s good to know that there is an end in sight.
We’ve been assured the department will continue to work to recruit and retain the medical specialists and other workers required to ensure services the north west needs are sustainable.
Let’s hope the north west community isn’t left without this vital service ever again and that resourcing continues to be provided to meet the demand.
For more information, please contact HACSUassist.