LETTER: We need basic services to be brought back to the University Hospital of Hartlepool

The University Hospital of Hartlepool
The University Hospital of Hartlepool
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THE full write-up in Friday night’s Mail made very interesting reading.

I note that not only is the hospital on pause, but that they have already managed to spend £6.8m of taxpayers’ cash in the development of the plans.

We need basic services to be brought back to the University Hospital of Hartlepool so that people do not have to travel so far to get treatment when the building is on our doorstep.

I presume that the people involved in this fiasco will now be out of a job so their salaries can be used to hopefully tempt one or two doctors to come and work at Hartlepool, and thus save the taxpayers’ cash on travel costs.

After all, if the plans have already been done, there is no work for them now until we get the money to build the place – not forgetting that they have no doubt worked out how we are going to get access to it.

Work needs to stop on discussions of services so that we keep at least what we have.

I feel that our area is being totally ignored regarding care in the community, as the population of our town and the outlying districts who are dependent upon hospital services are not even being considered in a humane way.

S. Dobbie,

Hartlepool.