CCG denies plans to close A&E have been finalised
PUBLISHED: 13:00 29 April 2018
Health chiefs have denied a decision to close Weston General Hospital's A&E overnight has been made.
Rumours have circulated the temporary closure will be made permanent, with patients attending hospitals in Bristol or Taunton.
But, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) said no such decision has been made. The temporary closure has been in place since July.
CCG chief executive Julia Ross said: “Together with Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT), which runs Weston’s hospital, we want to make sure people in North Somerset have access to safe, high quality, sustainable urgent and emergency care services, as close to home as possible.
“Patients with life-threatening emergencies and injuries, such as a massive stroke, heart attack or major trauma have always gone to larger, more specialist hospitals in Bristol and Taunton for treatment rather than to Weston and this will continue going forward.”